Wolf Hall: TV miniseries to be written by Peter Straughan

June 7, 2012

I just read on the Reuters site that Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall is being developed for a television miniseries written by Peter Straughan, who wrote the screenplay for the well received (I thought rather dull) 2011 movie Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Interesting choice, isn’t it – firmly in line with those who feel her book is as much about modern power-plays behind closed doors as it is about the Tudor court.

Great (short) interview too, with this poignant and very much felt line: “If I get the third book right then in a sense my whole life will have come right. But if I don’t, then I am going to see it as a failure. In my mind it is all one long project.”

Posted by Richard Lee