Damian Lewis (Homeland) is the latest to play wife-hungry monarch Henry VIII, and, sorry Jonathan Rhys Meyers, but he totally nails the whole hot ginger thing. The BBC miniseries is based on the first two books in Hilary Mantel's series about Tudor advisor Thomas Cromwell. She won the Man Booker Prize for both books—a.k.a. they're super good.
Mark Rylance plays Cromwell, with Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn, Mark Gatiss as Stephen Gardiner and Joanne Whaley as Catherine of Aragon. The six-part series will air on the BBC in January and on PBS in April.