The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses will feature the very best of British talent over the next three weeks as it covers Shakespeare's Henry VI Part I & II, and Richard III.
Benedict Cumberbatch heads the cast as Richard III, with Dame Judi Dench as the Duchess of York, Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville portraying the Duke of Gloucester, Undercover's Sophie Okonedo as Queen Margaret of Anjou and Being Julia's Tom Sturridge in his Shakespearean debut as King Henry VI, to name but a few.
Saturday's first instalment opened with Henry VI Part I with Hugh, Sophie and Line Of Duty's Adrian Dunbar as Plantagenet, alongside Sir Michael Gambon as Mortimer.
However, viewers who posted comments on Twitter appeared especially taken with Laura Frances-Morgan as Joan of Arc.
As the French heroine who fought the English in the 15th century, many couldn't help pointing out the rather northern accent of the Maid of Orleans.
Joan of Oop North
Who'd have thought Joan of Arc was from Yorkshire? #HollowCrown
-- JanePUFC (@magic7minutes) May 7, 2016
Not do much Jeanne D'Arc as Joan of Huddersfield #HollowCrown
-- Gordon Harris (@gdh1959) May 7, 2016
Didn't know Joan of Arc was from the north of England. #HollowCrown
-- Louise (@louwiz23) May 7, 2016
I don't understand why Joan of Arc is a northerner? #HollowCrown
-- Sarah Mir (@SarahCMir) May 7, 2016
And hark, what discord follows.
Shakespeare on a Saturday night. I bloody love the BBC. #HollowCrown
-- Poppy Starkie (@PoppyStarkie) May 7, 2016
Henry VI The Hollow Crown on BBC2 now. Hard not to be distracted by cast-spotting: Dumbledore? Earl of Grantham? GoT's Qyburn? Wow.
-- H.J. Reynolds (@reynoldsauthor) May 7, 2016
Plotting and intrigue and razor sharp Shakespearian insults aplenty. Totally loving the new #HollowCrown series.
-- Kathryn Swindells (@Squiffkat) May 7, 2016
-- Georgina Bennett (@bennett_georgie) May 7, 2016