Genre: Historical Drama
Premise: This Showtime drama focuses on the early years of King Henry VIII's nearly 40-year reign (1509-1547) of England. The series looks at Henry's famous female companions like Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn and delves into his relationships with important figures like Sir Thomas More, Cardinal Wolsey (head of the Catholic Church of England during its break with Rome) and Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, who was Henry's best friend and unofficial adviser.
S01, E01 (First Aired: Apr. 1, 2007)
Henry prepares for war with France against counsel from Cardinal Wolsey; a lady-in-waiting becomes pregnant.
S01, E02 (First Aired: Apr. 8, 2007)
Henry considers an alliance with Spain; Elizabeth gives birth to the king's illegitimate child.