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TNT Cancels Young Shakespeare Drama ‘Will’

TNT has canceled drama Will, about a young Shakespeare seeking out his playwriting muse as a young man in London. The show premiered July 10.

Newcomer Laurie Davidson played Will. TNT described the series as being “told in a bold, contemporary style and played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all of Shakespeare's recklessness, lustful temptations and tortured brilliance.”

Also in the cast were Olivia DeJonge, Ewen Bremner, Colm Meaney, Mattias Inwood and Jamie Campbell Bower.

Craig Pearce created the series.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.