Arte traps Wolf Hall

Arte in France and Germany has picked up period drama Wolf Hall.

Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall

It is the latest broadcaster to acquire the 6×60′ series, currently airing on BBC One, from distributor BBC Worldwide.

SVT in Sweden, DR in Denmark, YLE in Finland, and Australia’s BBC First have previously bought the show, while coproducer Masterpiece on PBS will air the series in the US.

Wolf Hall, based on Hilary Mantel’s novels Wolf Hall and Bringing up the Bodies, follows the meteoric rise of Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance), in the court of King Henry VIII (Damian Lewis).

The cast also includes Peter Kosminsky, Mark Gatiss, Jonathan Pryce, Colin Callender, Mark Pybus, and Peter Straughan.

It is produced by Company Pictures and Playground Entertainment.

BBC Worldwide’s drama slate also includes:

Banished (7×50′): From writer Jimmy McGovern, this series set in 1787 is based on the lives of the inhabitants of the first penal colony in Sydney. The cast includes MyAnna Buring, Julian Rhind-Tutt, David Wenham, and Russell Tovey. It is produced by RSJ Films and See-Saw Films for BBC First.

Critical (13×45′): This new medical drama penned by Jed Mercurio is set in a major trauma centre that only deals with the most serious cases. It stars Lennie James and is produced by Hat Trick Productions for Sky One.

Orphan Black season three (10×45′): Continuing the series about a woman who discovers she is a clone, starring Tatianya Maslany. It is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with BBC America and Canada’s Space.

The Interceptor (8×50′): A police officer is recruited by UNIT, the Undercover Narcotics Intelligence Team, a top-secret squad brought together to hunt down and bring to justice society’s most ruthless criminals. It is a BBC Drama Production for BBC One in association with BBC Worldwide.

Wallander (3×90′): Kenneth Branagh returns for a final season as Detective Kurt Wallander. It is produced by Left Bank Pictures, Yellow Bird, and TKBC Series for BBC One, coproduced with Masterpiece for PBS, and TV4 in Sweden.