TNT's WILL — Official Trailer


added: Mon, Jun 12th '17

Though it's been 400 years since his death, the world remains fascinated by the life of William Shakespeare. Now a new cable series will dramatize the legendary writer's "lost years" -- that lesser-known, hazy period at the beginning of Shakespeare's theatre career, which was right before his rise to stardom.

Check out the official trailer for "WILL," TNT's upcoming period drama that follows a young, pre-famous Shakespeare (portrayed by British newcomer Laurie Davidson) as he strives to make a name for himself by breaking into the wild, rebellious theater scene in 16th-century London.

Once there, Will writes and tries to launch a controversial stage play about "the most dangerous man in England," Queen Elizabeth I's chief torturer Richard Topcliffe (portrayed by Scottish actor Ewen Bremner, from "Trainspotting" and "Wonder Woman").

Created by screenwriter Craig Pearce (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby), the 10-episode series also stars Jamie Campbell Bower (The Twilight Saga, The Mortal Instruments) as Shakespeare's contemporary and rival playwright Christopher Marlowe.

Rounding out the cast are Colm Meaney (Hell on Wheels), Olivia DeJonge (The Visit), and Mattias Inwood (The Shanara Chronicles).

Shekhar Kapur, the acclaimed helmer of "Elizabeth" and "Elizabeth: The Golden Age," is directing several episodes (including the pilot and finale) of the TNT series, which is slated to premiere Monday, July 10th.

Will tells the wild story of young William Shakespeare's (Laurie Davidson) arrival onto the punk-rock theater scene in 16th century London -- the seductive, violent world where his raw talent faced rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous side-shows. It's a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance.


directed by   Shekhar Kapur

starring   Laurie Davidson, Jamie Campbell Bower, Colm Meaney, Olivia DeJonge, Mattias Inwood, Ewen Bremner

release date   July 10, 2017 (on TNT)

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