TVLine Items: Young Shakespeare Gets TNT Date, Lifetime Likes You and More

TNT has announced the premiere date for Will, its upcoming series about a young Shakespeare.

The period drama about a brilliant, tortured and wild William will premiere on Monday, July 10 at 9/8c. Set in Elizabethan England, the series will chronicle the lust, temptations and reckless behavior of the famous playwright (played by newcomer Laurie Davidson).

The cast also included Olivia DeJonge, Ewen Bremner (Banished), Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Mattias Inwood (The Shannara Chronicles), Lukas Rolfe (Grantchester), Jamie Campbell Bower (Camelot) and Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers). Watch the trailer below:

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Lifetime has ordered straight to series You, a psychological thriller from uberproducer Greg Berlanti and Magicians co-creator Sera Gamble. Adapted from the Caroline Kepnes novel, You is described a contemporary love story gone wrong, as a bookstore owner becomes obsessed with an aspiring writer.

* HBO this summer will tape a stand-up comedy special starring Michelle Wolf, writer/on-air contributor for The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, according to our sister site Deadline.

* The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards will return to the West Coast and air live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, Aug 27 at 8 pm.

Which of today’s TVLine Items piqued your interest?

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  1. Joe says:

    This is a show made for absolutely no one…

  2. I would have loved to have pitched that to the studio execs.

    Step 1.Lace drinks with LSD
    Step 2 Say its like a middle ages 8 MIle / Rap battle
    Step 3 Profit from tax breaks.

    Hark! ye olde Instant tv cancellation.

  3. liame says:

    Jasmin Savoy Brown is great in the Leftovers, I’ll check it out just for her. I’ve never heard of the other actors.

  4. luv2cook says:

    I will check it out. However is it’d as raunchy as Good Behavior and Animal Kingdom, I will be out.