Before you dismiss Blood Sex & Royalty with a groan of not another Henry-and-Anne story, it would be a good idea to give the show a chance. Having done so, you will be captivated.

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you will be captivated. Using a modern sensibility and language, Blood Sex & Royalty is a gripping, raunchy, 

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retelling of one of the greatest love stories ever told — that of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

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Blood Sex & Royalty Season: 1 Episodes: 3 Runtime: 42 – 46 minutes Cast: Amy James-Kelly, Max Parker, Lois Brabin-Platt, Callum Coates, Stephen Fewell, Jhon Lumsden, Adam Astill, Nikhita Lesler, Sophie

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Storyline: A modern retelling of the relationship between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn While it is described as a docu-drama, Blood Sex & Royalty is more a reenactment of the major points in the doomed love affair,

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Teenaged Anne (Amy James-Kelly), the younger daughter of the charming but horrendously ambitious diplomat

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Thomas Boleyn (Adam Astill), is shocked by the licentious ways of King Francis’ (Matas Dirginčius) French court. Her sister, Mary (Lois Brabin-Platt

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one of the king’s many mistresses, is quite the party girl and tells bookish Anne that there are things she could learn about life beyond the pages.

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Anne’s vivacity, sharp wit and intellect are very much on show when she challenges various beliefs including the one that the Bible should only be in Latin and not in English.

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Blood Sex & Royalty becomes a show that one can invest in despite knowing how the story will end.

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