How thrilled are we about our local PBS (KCTS9) airing of The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses this month? Really thrilled! The Hollow Crown: Wars of the Roses is a three part lavish film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI plays and Richard III. It will air on consecutive Sunday evenings starting December 11 at 9PM. The series features an all-star cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Sturridge, Sophie Okonedo, Keeley Hawes, Hugh Bonneville, Judi Dench & Michael Gambon. It’s so rare to see the Henry VI plays in a big on-screen telling, but to have the continuity of actors and vision that takes us from the rule of King Henry VI all the way to Richard III…well, you just know it’s going to be something special. We’re doing our own adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI plays this winter with Bring Down the House, and the series will be a great contrast to our own all-female production. Let us know what you think about the series. Come back here each Tuesday after watching the shows to share your opinion in the comments section below.