King Charles III

'King Charles III' Recap

King Charles III has all the hallmarks of a Shakespearean history play, one that tells that sad truth that "Monarchs should be seen and not heard." But what does it say about the United Kingdom that it insists on telling the tale of the end of our second Elizabethan age era with the trappings usually reserved for a first Elizabethan aged production?

'King Charles III' to Premiere on Masterpiece This May

Tim Pigott-Smith as Charles (Photo:  Courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Drama Republic for BBC and MASTERPIECE)

The award-winning play King Charles III will be coming to a PBS station near you this May. Masterpiece presents a television adaptation of the Tony-nominated show, starring the late actor Tim Pigott Smith. He also performed the lead role in both the Broadway and West End productions, the latter of which won the Olivier Award for Best new Play in 2015.

The 90-minute drama airs Sunday, May 14 at 9pm. So mark your calendars now!