Sherlock alum Andrew Scott has joined the cast of The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses.
The second run of BBC Two’s critically acclaimed The Hollow Crown, The Wars Of The Roses consists of three parts – the two-part adaptation of Henry VI and an adaptation of Richard III.
Andrew Scott will play King Louis in the new three-part run. In addition, Michael Gambon (Harry Potter), Philip Glenister (From There To Here), Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty) and Ben Daniels (House of Cards) will also star. BBC Two made the casting announcements on Twitter.
The quintet join a cast which also includes Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Judi Dench (James Bond), Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Sophie Okonedo (The Escape Artist), Sally Hawkins (Great Expectations) and Tom Sturridge (The Boat That Rocked).
The three adaptations that comprise The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses were adapted by Ben Power and are being directed Dominic Cooke. Neal Street Productions and NBCUniversal’s Carnival Films are producing with David Horn, Gareth Neame, Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris and Nicolas Brown serving as executive producers.