TNT Drama ‘Will’ Tackles Young Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. A new TNT television series sets out to tell the (fictional) life of the iconic playwright during his formative years.

Newcomer Laurie Davidson plays the title role in this period drama. It’s told in a bold, contemporary style and played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all of Shakespeare’s recklessness, lustful temptations, and tortured brilliance. Will depicts the lost years of young William Shakespeare after his arrival to London in 1589 when theatre was like rock and roll. Little did he know his words would change the world.

Will kicks off its 10-episode first season on TNT on July 10. Check out the trailer below.

Will Season 1 Trailer

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