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10/02/2014 12:47 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

This First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch In 'The Hollow Crown' Is Everything

Thank goodness our ancestors couldn't get along.

If not for past European conflicts, we may have never seen this first look at "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in BBC's "The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses."

Thanks to the BAFTA award-winning "The Hollow Crown" series in 2012, you can expect three more adaptations of Shakespeare’s "History" plays from Neal Street Productions and Carnival Films/NBCUniversal, with "Henry VI" in two parts and also "Richard III," according to BBC. The star-studded cast includes Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Keeley Hawes and Tom Sturridge.

Though an air date hasn't been set, the series will be shown on PBS in the U.S. and BBC2 in the U.K.

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