Out goes Reign, in comes Will, the new
Adam Ant Shakespeare bio-series from TNT. I guess there is about to be a big gaping hole in the “we are consciously not giving a fuck about historical accuracy” genre?
Snarking this show is going to be shooting fish in a barrel, but because we only sometimes have standards here at Frock Flicks, let’s load up the old fish-shooter. We’ve been tracking this show since just before Snark Week, and clearly it’s going to make next year REEEEALLY easy…
First, I’m “excited” to see from the trailer that they’re including the ever-classic dialogue:
Colm Meaney/James Burbage: “Who are you?”
William ShakespeareWill: “William Shakespeare”
Colm Meaney/James Burbage: “Never heard of ‘im!”
Second, I’m thrilled that they’ve cast Jamie Campbell Bower as Christopher Marlowe, as Bower annoyed me with his namby-pamby, blond, sticky-outtie-ears as Arthur in Camelot (2011) and the young earl of Oxford in Anonymous (2011).
Fourth, what the frock*:
*Costumes were designed by Kym Barrett — one episode, I presume the pilot; she also designed Romeo + Juliet (1996), The Matrix (1999), From Hell (2001), and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), so we can see where this is going. Caroline McCall is credited with the rest of season 1; her previous work includes Downton Abbey (2012-13) and Dark Angel (2016) — huh?
Will you watch Will when it premieres July 10 on TNT? And if so, will you be hate-watching it?