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While The Tudors, season two, is currently airing on Irish television, production is already underway for season three.
According to a news item on the Irish Film and Television Network, Max Von Sydow will be making an appearance in the new series:
Swedish born von Sydow will play Cardinal Von Waldburg, a German-born clergyman who tries to organize the defeat of Henry VIII, played by IFTA winning actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Best known to audiences for his role as Father Merrin in the original horror film 'The Exorcist', von Sydow’s credits also include ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’ (1965), ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’ (1986) and ‘Minority Report’ (2002).