Get ready, William Shakespeare fans! Apple TV+ offers this dark age old-English drama series to chew on. The Tragedy of Macbeth is officially out on Friday, January 14 2022.
“A movie to die for.” – @Telegraph
— Apple TV (@AppleTV) January 14, 2022
Denzel Washington portrays one of Shakespeare’s most notable characters in his play, Macbeth. The Tragedy of Macbeth is written and directed by Joel Coen, inspired by the creative collaborator Frances McDormand’s awe-inspiring stage performance.
What is The Tragedy of Macbeth About?
The film features the two-time Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington as the protagonist Macbeth. The three-time Academy Award winner, Frances McDormand plays Lady Macbeth, the protagonist’s wife. This powerful duo tells the story of an ambitious couple whose hunger for power leads to their demise.
If you aren’t familiar with the plot, I recommend familiarizing yourself with the Sparknotes version of the show before watching. And FYI, the Shakespearean English form is quite heavy on the ears so, brace yourself for that.
When Did The Tragedy of Macbeth Premiere?
The Tragedy of Macbeth made its debut on September 24 2021 at the New York Film Festival and had a theatrical launch on December 25 2021 by A24. Three weeks down the line, here we are!
Apple TV+ released its YouTube trailer on January 6 2022. The opening phrase by a witch, “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes,” coupled with the circling of crows in the air certainly piques your interest.
How to Watch The Tragedy of Macbeth
The black-and-white series airs exclusively on Apple TV+. You’ll need to subscribe to watch it or log in using a friend’s account. The streaming platform’s monthly subscription fee is $4.99.
How Does The Drama Thriller Rate?
Since its debut, The Tragedy of Macbeth has performed fairly well, with 94% rotten tomatoes, 76% score on IMDb and 88% Metacritic rating. Featuring some of the year’s finest performances, this series is guaranteed to win its fair share of awards this season.