Masterpiece Boards ‘King Charles III’ Adaptation As Franchise Looks To Bolster Slate Post-‘Downton Abbey’ – TCA

Masterpiece on PBS and the BBC are teaming on a television adaptation of the Tony-nominated play King Charles III, as the franchise looks to beef up its slate in the post-Downton Abbey era.

It was among the announcements made by PBS’ Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton at the beginning of the Victoria panel today at TCA. The new drama series is set to air in the Sunday time slot that has been occupied by departing Downton Abbey for the past six years. It stars Jenna Coleman as the young Queen Victoria, a neglected teenager who became Queen and eventually the most powerful woman in the world. It’s slated to premiere in 2017.

The television adaption of the hit Broadway show King Charles III, which imagines Prince Charles’ ascension to the throne following Queen Elizabeth’s death, will reunite the creative team behind the play. Writer Mike Bartlett will adapt from his own script and Rupert Goold will direct. It’s slated to premiere on Masterpiece on PBS in 2017.

King Charles III is a co-production of the BBC and Masterpiece, in association with Drama Republic. Bartlett and Goold will executive produce alongside Drama Republic’s Greg Brenman and Roanna Benn, alongside Mike Bartlett and Rupert Goold. Eaton executive produces for Masterpice.

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