BBC Two’s one-off drama King Charles III will premiere on Wednesday May 10th at 9pm, it has been announced.
King Charles III is described as a “future-history” drama that imagines Prince Charles’ accession to the throne following the Queen’s death. When he refuses to sign a controversial bill into law, political chaos ensues: a constitutional crisis, rioting on the streets and a tank in front of Buckingham Palace. As Charles wrestles with his own identity, the playful and poignant drama explores the implications for him, his family, and his subjects.
The one-off drama is based on Mike Bartlett’s (Dr Foster) Olivier Award-winning play. Bartlett himself penned the script for the adaptation which is produced by Drama Republic and stars Tim Pigott-Smith as King Charles, Oliver Chris as Prince William, Richard Goulding as Prince Harry, Margot Leicester as Camilla, Charlotte Riley as Kate Middleton and Adam James as Prime Minister Tristram Evans. PBS’ Masterpiece is co-producing and will air the drama in the United States. The executive producers are Greg Brenman, Roanna Benn, Mike Bartlett, Rupert Goold, Matthew Read and Rebecca Eaton.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.