A&E revs up for ‘King’

Telepic surveys life, family, mistresses of Charles II

Cabler A&E has greenlit production on four-part mini “The Last King.”

Joe Wright (“Nature Boy”) will helm and Kate Harwood (“The Lost World”) will produce the telepic, which centers on the life of King Charles II, his squabbling family and his many mistresses.

“Charles II was a remarkable man — witty, intellectually curious and, I understand, downright sexy,” said A&E senior VP of programming Robert DeBitetto.

Rufus Sewell (“Helen of Troy”), Rupert Graves (“The Forsythe Saga”) and Diana Rigg (“Victoria and Albert”) are set to star in the project, penned by “The Lost World” scribe Adrian Hodges.

Delia Fine and Laura Mackie will exec produce.

A&E and BBC co-production began lensing Monday in Prague.

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