Romance book adaptations have historically drawn pretty significant audiences. And in recent years, shows like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Summer I Turned Pretty have thrilled both fans of the original books and newcomers alike. And now, it’s time for another best-selling book to get the television treatment: Red, White & Royal Blue.
Written by Casey McQuiston, the book follows the son of the President of the United States, Alex, and a member of the British Royal family, Henry. When the two come to blows at a wedding, the public fallout threatens to disrupt Alex’s mother’s bid for re-election. To shift public perception back in their respective family’s favors, Alex and Henry decide to fake a friendship. Of course, as the two actually spend time together, they grow closer, eventually having to hide their relationship for fear of it causing yet another scandal.
With the book’s success, it was inevitable that someone would want to adapt it into a movie. But with book adaptations come diehard fans who want a faithful rendition of the material they’ve grown to love over the years. Adaptations are more of a challenge than convincing viewers to watch original material. All it takes is a vocal wave of discontent (from the author or readers) to drive away those who may be interested in the movie alone. Hopefully, Red, White & Royal Blue can please even the most hard won fans over.
Here’s how to watch the upcoming film.
How to Watch Red, White & Royal Blue
Red, White & Royal Blue was released on August 11, 2023, and is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Subscribers of the service will be able to watch the film free of charge, while non-members will have to pay a rental or purchasing fee.
Milan Polk is an Editorial Assistant for Men’s Health who specializes in entertainment and lifestyle reporting, and has worked for New York Magazine’s Vulture and Chicago Tribune.