Showtime has begun promoting the third season of "The Tudors" with the release of the first episode sneak peek and the official poster. In this season, King Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour as his third wife and Anne of Cleves as the fourth. Seymour is played by Annabelle Wallis who takes over from Anita Briem, while Anne sees the acting debut of singer Joss Stone.
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers who plays the King spilled about the women around his character to E!, saying "(Anne of Cleves) is wife number four for three months. That's two episodes, then I banish her to a house in the countryside, but I think she'll be back for season four. The thing is, I've never met Joss' character before I actually meet her. I've only ever seen a painting of her. So I go and I see her, and I don't like her. Not because she's not beautiful-she's just too dramatic. Henry doesn't like her."
Apart from revolving around the romance and irrevocable sexual tensions, the new season will also submerge itself with the political scandals. Lady Mary submits to Henry's demands and the Pilgrimage of Grace begins while King ruthlessly quashes an uprising of rebels protesting England's break with Rome.
"The Tudors" premieres on April 5 on Showtime at 9/8c.