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Hilary Mantel's Tudor novels coming to TV

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(Read caption) The BBC miniseries based on 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up the Bodies' will air late in 2013.

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Hilary Mantel’s bestselling historical novels “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies” will be adapted into a miniseries for BBC that will air in 2013.

The miniseries will be in six parts and will be adapted by “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” co-writer Peter Straughan.

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“Wolf Hall” centers on Thomas Cromwell, an advisor to King Henry VIII, and his attempts to navigate the treacherous waters of the English court, while “Bring Up the Bodies” tells the story of Henry’s second, ill-fated wife Anne Boleyn.