Will: Miniseries (2017)


Critic Consensus: A misguided attempt to dress up the life and times of Shakespeare, Will


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Air date: Jul 10, 2017
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Laurie Davidson
as William Shakespeare
Olivia DeJonge
as Alice Burbage
Colm Meaney
as James Burbage
Mattias Inwood
as Richard Burbage
Jamie Campbell Bower
as Christopher Marlowe
Ewen Bremner
as Richard Topcliffe
Max Bennett
as Southwell
Zubin Varla
as Edward Kelly
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Critic Reviews for Will Miniseries

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (18)

Sure, it's fun to see Shakespeare get some; fortunately, Will manages to find depth beyond that.

Jul 11, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Will is fun, like a supercharged Shakespeare in Love, but the regalia, pacing, and dazzling colors often seem like compensations for a somewhat obvious and awkwardly expository script.

Jul 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Entertaining newcomer full of energy, passion and baloney -- the ideal summer diversion.

Jul 10, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Will doesn't seem that interested in Shakespeare as a playwright. And the resulting attempts to shoehorn him into other roles -- sultry lover, newly minted celebrity, reluctant renegade -- make for a frequently befuddling viewing experience.

Jul 10, 2017 | Full Review…

The most enduring writer deserved a better series than the flashy Will, which will never cause a tempest.

Jul 10, 2017 | Full Review…

TNT's Will does a surprisingly entertaining and sometimes even thoughtful job of this in presenting Shakespeare as a wide-eyed, young gun writer hoping to make his mark in order to feed his wife and their three children.

Jul 10, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Will has triumphed over Topcliffe and arrived at a certain level of stardom, and everyone -- even Marlowe -- recognizes his skill.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The problem with Will is not necessarily that it fictionalizes Shakespeare's life, but that it does so in such a dull, haphazard way.

Jul 6, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Let's hope one day the stages of Will and the casting couches of Hollywood will seem like distant, impossible nightmares.

Sep 25, 2017 | Full Review…

... the new TNT series is so enamored with its Punk Shakespeare concept, it barely has time to tell a story.

Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…

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