King Charles III

Friday, August 25, at 9pm on ThinkTV14

This film adaptation of the 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play, King Charles III imagines Prince Charles’ ascension to the throne following Queen Elizabeth’s death. Lauded by the New York Times as a “flat-out brilliant portrait of a monarch in crisis,” the play was critically acclaimed in London and New York.

The 90-minute adaptation reunites the Tony-nominated creative team behind the play: Writer Mike Bartlett will adapt from his own script — daringly written in blank verse — and Rupert Goold will direct.

King Charles III is an ingenious play that promises to be as riveting on television as it was on stage,” MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton said. “It's a play set in the near future, but with Shakespeare never far away.”