BBC Two’s King Charles III eyes late-autumn shoot
Mike Bartlett’s small-screen adaptation of his Olivier Award-winning play King Charles III is gearing up for active pre-production with principal photography set for late autumn in Yorkshire.
The feature-length single drama is for delivery to BBC Two and reunites the creative team behind the Almeida Theatre production including director Rupert Goold.
The play was written in blank verse and centres on Prince Charles’ accession to the throne after the death of the Queen. But when he refuses to sign a bill into law, political chaos and riots ensue as Charles battles to come to terms with his role and identity.
The project comes from executive producers Greg Brenman and Roanna Benn of Drama Republic. Production Intelligence subscribers can log in for details on shoot dates, locations and key hires including the producer, line producer, production designer and production co-ordinator.
Drama Republic is also busy on Series 2 of Doctor Foster, another Mike Bartlett show which begins filming next week, and is developing several other projects including a long-form Hugo Blick drama, Black Earth Rising.
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