Wolf Hall set for BBC2 adaptation
Mantel’s Booker Prizewinning novel Wolf Hall is being adapted for TV. BBC2 boss Janice Hadlow says the book, about Henry VIII’s adviser Thomas Cromwell, was ‘‘a great contemporary novel, a great adaptation’’. Making the announcement at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Hadlow said the channel was ‘‘very fortunate to have the rights’’ to the bestseller. Wolf Hall is set in the 1520s and tells the story of Cromwell’s rise to prominence in the Tudor court.