Rumors of a the Tudors reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Saturday (August 8) as reports claimed that Showtime confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 09/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 13 years since the Tudors first aired?! (13 years, 4 months, 8 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did the Tudors end?
When the Tudors came to an end after 4 years in June 2010, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to King Henry VIII of England (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Tudors reunion disappoint people?
The Tudors aired from 2007-2010 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Rhys Meyers said he's not sure if the Tudors would work today. “I don't want to see old King Henry VIII of England,” he told a journalist (Rhys Meyers turned 43 in July). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Tudors movie?
In a recent interview, Natalie Dormer (who played Anne Boleyn) said she can't imagine a Tudors reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Torrance Coombs (who played Thomas Culpeper between 2009 and 2010) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Tudors movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Tudors film, Jonathan Rhys Meyers stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Tudors reboot?
Recasting the Tudors for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Tudors reunion, a Tudors movie, or a Tudors reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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