THE TUDORS Season 3 Premiere Review

Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII and Annabelle Wallis as Jane Seymour - THE TUDORS - Season 3

After the death of Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII is ready to start fresh with a new wife. And we’re ready to find out more about her. The “lucky” lady is Jane Seymour (Annabelle Wallis), a young woman of noble birth, and this new journey starts tonight, Sunday April 5, at 9pm on Showtime.

Yes, you heard it right, THE TUDORS is back for its third season and with it, a new wife, a revolt, and of course betrayal.

Even after changing part of its cast, The Tudors still manages to excite me every season, which is definitely a testament to great writing and a great production. But of course all of it would be nothing without Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ wonderful portrayal of King Henry VIII.

At the start of this new season, Henry and Jane Seymour get married. And even though a lot of us might have liked Anne Boleyn, I think you’ll find that Jane Seymour is quite the loveable character as well, but in a different way. Where Anne was cunning, Jane is quite honest and generous, which funny enough does not seem to fully please Henry. It’s going to be quite an interesting dynamic to watch week after week.

Also back in Henry’s life is his daughter Mary (Sarah Bolger) from his first marriage with Katherine. You almost have to feel bad for her, she wasn’t given the easiest life. And getting back into her father’s good favors will come at a price.

But in addition to changes in his personal life, Henry now has to deal with the beginning of what will become the ‘Pilgrimage of Grace’ and also the biggest threat to Henry’s reign. Peasants in the north of the country have risen against the King and his efforts through Cromwell (James Frain) to dissolve the Catholic Church.

Will the Tudor dynasty survive? Don’t forget to tune in tonight at 9pm on Showtime and discover a great new season of The Tudors.