6.9/10
1,650
34 user 5 critic
Trailer
2:03 | Trailer

Watch Now

on Prime Video

A drama about the lost years of young William Shakespeare after his arrival to London in 1589 -- when theatre was like rock and roll and a young man with a dream changed the world with his words.

Creator:

Craig Pearce
Reviews
Popularity
2,841 ( 265)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2017  

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Laurie Davidson ...  William Shakespeare 10 episodes, 2017
Olivia DeJonge ...  Alice Burbage 10 episodes, 2017
Ewen Bremner ...  Richard Topcliffe 10 episodes, 2017
Mattias Inwood ...  Richard Burbage 10 episodes, 2017
Jamie Campbell Bower ...  Christopher Marlowe 10 episodes, 2017
William Houston ...  Kemp 10 episodes, 2017
Colm Meaney ...  James Burbage 10 episodes, 2017
Geoffrey Freshwater ...  Barnaby Smith 10 episodes, 2017
Jamie Beamish ...  Augustine Phillips 10 episodes, 2017
Cristian Valle Cristian Valle ...  Antonio Swaarvey 10 episodes, 2017
Adam Galbraith ...  Thomas Dalglesh 10 episodes, 2017
James Berkery ...  Jeremy Nightstand 10 episodes, 2017
Kenneth Collard ...  Justice Young 10 episodes, 2017
Jonathan Jaynes ...  Astor Blunt 10 episodes, 2017
Benny Maslov ...  Tye Brewster 10 episodes, 2017
Ash Mukherjee Ash Mukherjee ...  Bryce Flintock 10 episodes, 2017
James T. Bowman James T. Bowman ...  Globe Theatre Lyrist 10 episodes, 2017
Perran Pryor Perran Pryor ...  SA 10 episodes, 2017
Lukas Rolfe Lukas Rolfe ...  Presto 9 episodes, 2017
Max Bennett ...  Robert Southwell 9 episodes, 2017
Nancy Carroll ...  Ellen Burbage 9 episodes, 2017
Clive Rowe ...  Boxman 9 episodes, 2017
Abigail Hardingham ...  Moll 9 episodes, 2017
Connor Sullivan Connor Sullivan ...  Loud Audience Member 9 episodes, 2017
Shane Zaza ...  Autolycus Brewit 8 episodes, 2017
George Sear ...  Billy Cooper 7 episodes, 2017
Gerald Tyler ...  Ross 7 episodes, 2017
Edward Hayter ...  Thomas Walsingham 7 episodes, 2017
Leon Annor Leon Annor ...  Marcus (Oyster Seller) / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Kedar Williams-Stirling ...  Owen 6 episodes, 2017
Tadhg Murphy ...  Baxter 6 episodes, 2017
Kyle Rees ...  Neemes 6 episodes, 2017
Michael Nardone ...  Edward Arden / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Pino Maiello Pino Maiello ...  Market trader 6 episodes, 2017
Jasmin Savoy Brown ...  Emilia Bassano 5 episodes, 2017
Nicholas Farrell ...  Sir Francis Walsingham 5 episodes, 2017
Lorraine Bruce ...  Mistress Harding 5 episodes, 2017
Kristy Philipps ...  Apelina 5 episodes, 2017
Edit

Storyline

Tells the wild story of young William Shakespeare's arrival onto the punk-rock theater scene in 16th century London - the seductive, violent world where his raw talent faced rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous side-shows. It's described as a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. Attracted to Will's naive genius is Alice Burbage, the talented, beautiful and rebellious daughter of James Burbage, the carpenter with a vision to build the first theater in London since Roman times. Despite being the daughter of an impresario, Alice is forbidden by society from pursuing a career in the theater. Her brother Richard Burbage, is innately talented, but too much in love with himself and prone to overact. A chance encounter at the theater leads him to team up with Will in what would soon become the greatest actor-writer partnership the world has ever seen. Rounding out Will's ...

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Before he was Shakespeare he was...

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Уилл See more »

Filming Locations:

Lacock, Wiltshire, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

TNT See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Craig Pearce, creator of the show, also wrote the screenplay for Romeo + Juliet (1996). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Exactly how the bard would have written it
29 July 2017 | by robbarlow-54198See all my reviews

It saddens me that people are complaining that London is too colourful, that the characters are too simple and clownish, when that was exactly what Shakespeare himself did. He was bright, sexual, crude and clever and so was this. Maybe it's a little messy but it has so much spirit, so much fire. Every moment is interesting, and that was exactly how the man himself wrote.


17 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 34 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed