Lady Macbeth breakout filmmaker William Oldroyd will direct Chimerica, a four-part TV adaptation of Lucy Kirkwood’s critically lauded play.

William oldroyd

Source: Daniel Foeldes

William Oldroyd

The series is from Wolf Hall outfit Playground Entertainment and is being set up at broadcaster Channel 4, a source confirmed to Screen.

Kirkwood is adapating her own play for the series. Oldroyd will direct all four episodes.

Chimerica debuted in London’s West End in 2013. The play was inspired by the famous image of a man facing down a tank during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

The project is the second collaboration between Playground and Channel 4 announced this month following the news that Peter Kosminsky will direct cyber warfare series The Undeclared War.