From a media release:
CBC TELEVISION’S CO-PRODUCTION THE TUDORS NOMINATED FOR TWO PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
The second season of THE TUDORSâ€”a Canada-Ireland CBC Television co-production in association with Showtime Networksâ€”has been nominated for two Primetime EmmyÂ® Awards for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series and Outstanding Costume for a Series. Statues will be handed out live, Sunday, Sept. 21, at the 60th Primetime EmmyÂ® Awards in Los Angeles, California. Canadian viewers will have a chance to catch the steamy and dramatic 10-part EmmyÂ®-nominated second season beginning Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 9 p.m., on CBC Television.
Season two of THE TUDORS features veteran actor Peter O’Toole as Pope Paul III and Canadian David Alpay as Mark Smeaton, a musician at the court of Henry VIII of England in the household of Queen Anne Boleyn. Canadian Jeremy Podeswa (â€œDexterâ€, â€œRomeâ€, â€œSix Feet Underâ€, Fugitive Pieces) also directs the season two season premiere and second episode of THE TUDORS.
This season of THE TUDORS chronicles the King’s (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) desires as they are thwarted by the Church, an obstacle that makes him even more determined to separate Parliament from Church. After the King secretly marries Anne Boleyn (Natalie Dormer) and has his marriage to Queen Katherine (Maria Doyle Kennedy) declared invalid, Pop Paul III (O’Toole) moves to excommunicate Henry. Anne’s failure to deliver a male heir sets the wheels in motion for her beheading and sends Henry straight into the arms of yet another prospectâ€”Jane Seymore (Anita Briem).