Following King Charles III’s successful run on Broadway, Mike Bartlett is set to adapt his multi-award-winning play into a television film, directed by Rupert Goold. The 90-minute “future history” will air on BBC Two, produced by Drama Republic (Doctor Foster, An Inspector Calls).
"I’m so excited to bring King Charles III to BBC Two,” said Bartlett, who wrote last year’s hit BBC One drama Doctor Foster. “[This play] was written to explore the possibilities and contradictions of a figure and a family that we all think we know so well. It can now reach a wider, national audience, and the story can expand out onto the screen.”
King Charles III completed its “flat-out brilliant” (The New York Times) Broadway run at New York's Music Box Theatre in January 2016 following acclaimed runs at the Almeida and in the West End in 2014.
The production is touring the UK until 2016, and will premiere in Australia on 31 March 2016, presented by Sydney Theatre Company: