Shardlake

Last Updated on: April 15th, 2024

Drenched in mystery, suspense and deception, this four-part drama, based on the first novel in Sansom’s series, is an eerie whodunnit adventure, set in 16th century England during the dissolution of the monasteries.

Shardlake’s sheltered life as a lawyer is turned upside down when Cromwell instructs him to investigate the murder of one of his commissioners at a monastery in the remote town of Scarnsea. The commissioner was gathering evidence to close the monastery and it is now imperative for Cromwell’s own political survival that Shardlake both solves the murder and closes the monastery.

He leaves Shardlake in no doubt that failure is not an option. Cromwell insists that he is accompanied by cocky, good-looking Jack Barak and Shardlake is left unsure whether Barak is an assistant, or Cromwell’s spy.

At Scarnsea, the duo are met with hostility, suspicion and paranoia by the monks who fear for their future and will seemingly stop at nothing to preserve their order.Shardlake disney plus


Additional Details:

  • Year of Debut: 2024
  • Type of Series: Live-Action
  • TV Channel/Platform: Disney+
  • IMDB Link

Cast:

  • Arthur Hughes: Matthew Shardlake
  • Sean Bean: Thomas Cromwell
  • Anthony Boyle: Jack Barak
  • Babou Ceesay: Abbot Fabian
  • Paul Kaye: Brother Jerome
  • Ruby Ashbourne Serkis: Alice

Crew:

  • Director: Justin Chadwick
  • Screenplay: Stephen Butchard
  • Producer: John Griffin

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