Shardlake OTT Release Details

Experience the Tudor era come to life in the new period drama “Shardlake,” starring Arthur Hughes, Sean Bean, and Anthony Boyle in captivating costumes portraying their 16th-century roles. In addition to viewers in the UK and the US, audiences in India can also enjoy this series on Disney+ Hotstar starting May 1, 2024. If you have already delved into the pages of the Shardlake novel, you will undoubtedly be enthralled by the series and its visual storytelling. In the trailer, we witness Matthew Shardlake’s curiosity piqued as he detects a scent of hidden secrets within a revered location. Thomas Cromwell, portrayed by Sean Bean, assures Shardlake that he will not let him down as he entrusts him with a perplexing murder investigation. This series takes inspiration from CJ Sansom’s inaugural novel, Dissolution, which delves into the tumultuous era of the dissolution of the monasteries.

The novel takes place in 1537 when death loomed over London. The populace was both intrigued and frightened by the frequent murders happening almost daily, causing widespread distress. England found itself in a state of chaos not witnessed since the Norman Conquest. King Henry VIII’s break from the Catholic Church, proclaiming himself as the Supreme Head, further added to the uncertainty, propelling the nation towards an unknown destiny. Matthew Shardlake enters their lives to rescue them from this unsettling and frightening predicament. The savage killing of one of Thomas Cromwell’s officials leaves him entangled in a web of uncertainty and conjecture. Yet, as Shardlake delves further into the case, he uncovers chilling secrets and truths that surpass his wildest imagination. This circumstance leaves him profoundly anxious about the fate of England.

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