Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Young Shakespeare TV Drama On The Way

rexfeatures_1620099a.jpg

According to The Hollywood Reporter, American TV network The CW is planning a new show that they're billing as a Shakespeare/Game Of Thrones mashup. With added witches.

Carrying the working title Shakespeare's Sisters, the show is set in London in the 1590s, and follows a nascent Bard as he is caught up in a conflict between three witches and the reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth I.

NCIS star Mark Harmon has been drafted in to develop the show, while Scott Sullivan (NCIS: Los Angeles, King & Maxwell) will write the script.

The CW has been encouraged by the recent success of Reign, a series which tells the backstory of Mary Queen of Scots. The pilot for that show, which is now in its second season, was directed by Brad Silberling, who will be an executive producer and director on Shakespeare's Sisters.

[Via io9]

Related

Breaking Bad

Hit TV Show Component Infographics

GOTwine1.jpg

Game Of Thrones Wine Drinking Supercut

sonnetshero.jpg

A Visual Mapping Of 14 Sonnets

615x330_ws.jpg

The Ultimate Shakespeare Quote Quiz

615x330_shakespearepic.jpg

The Ultimate Shakespeare Quiz

got2.jpg

Gorgeous Game of Thrones recap

Comments

More

Here’s why we’ve had to wait so long for 'Rick and Morty' season three

He revealed all in a lengthy Twitter thread

by Tom Victor
26 Jun 2017

El Chapo - yes, that El Chapo - is suing Netflix

Self-image is important to the former most-wanted man

by Tom Victor
26 Jun 2017

Someone's discovered a £1 million item on 'Antiques Roadshow'

The world's dullest show just got interesting...

by Carl Anka
23 Jun 2017

Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey moves one step closer to freedom

Will he finally get out?

by Dave Fawbert
23 Jun 2017

Here's your first look at the new zones on 'The Crystal Maze'

It's back on TV this week

by Tom Victor
22 Jun 2017

Does the new 'Game of Thrones' trailer hint at Jon Snow dying again?

It sounds ominous

by Alex Finnis
22 Jun 2017

BBC News screw-up accidentally airs two minutes of silence

No news is good news

by Dave Fawbert
21 Jun 2017

'Sherlock' writers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat making 'Dracula' show

This is going to be massive

by Alex Finnis
21 Jun 2017

Friends creator finally responds to that dark Phoebe fan theory

Marta Kauffman has addressed the dark theory that Phoebe is a delusional homeless woman

by Emily Reynolds
20 Jun 2017

How many of these 30 'Big Brother' contestants can you name?

Take a trip down reality TV memory lane

by Gary Ogden
20 Jun 2017