Will: Season 1

Will: Season 1

Will: Season 1

A young William Shakespeare must contend with rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous side-shows in this contemporary take on the playwriter's life set in 16th century London's punk-rock theater scene.

2017Rating: TV-MAUSA
DramaHistorical

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Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

The Play's the Thing

It's 1589, a time of religious turmoil in Protestant England... More when to be Catholic could be a death sentence - Will Shakespeare arrives from a small town to the wild streets of London with little more than a dream and a treacherous letter.

EPISODE 1.2

Cowards Die Many Times

Will is plagued with guilt over the arrest of a... More rival playwright, and he makes a dangerous confession to the sightly, rebellious Alice. The future of the theatre is jeopardized when another playhouse tempts a popular actor.

EPISODE 1.3

The Two Gentlemen

Will has an epiphany that could bring him success, yet... More he needs Alice's help. A magnetic fugitive from Will's past comes forth with a dangerous obligation.

EPISODE 1.4

Brave New World

Marlowe introduces Will to the decadent elite of London but... More things take a macabre turn. Alice is disillusioned and Will must fight for all that he holds dear.

EPISODE 1.5

The Marriage of True Minds

An unexpected arrival from out-of-town sends Will's world spinning. A... More transcendental experience leads Marlowe to deal with his past. Topcliffe deciphers a code that throws Will into a life and death situation.

EPISODE 1.6

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Tensions rise as Will and Alice continue to collaborate, while... More Anne attempts to adjust to London life. Love forces Marlowe to confront his darkest fears. Presto is forced to confront true evil.

EPISODE 1.7

What Dreams May Come

With the theatre in jeopardy, Will enlists the help of... More a beautiful and talented friend. Alice turns to Southwell for comfort and an existential crisis leads Marlowe back to the dubious Edward Kelly.

EPISODE 1.8

Your Houses

Will is shocked to learn of Alice's new passion. Haunted... More by his inability to write, Marlowe embarks on a self-destructive path. Plague haunts London, and Richard discovers what he believes in.

EPISODE 1.9

Play the Devil

To write his new play, Will must confront Topcliffe. To... More achieve greatness Richard must tell his father a harsh truth. Alice contemplates a perilous mission.

EPISODE 1.10

Once, Bright Angel

Will and the company are shocked by a terrible discovery;... More they must risk everything in a life and death struggle for survival.

Will: Season 1 | Reviews

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Starts off fun, but runs out of inspiration in a hurry.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The more Will tries to be Peak TV, cinematic in style and plot, the more boring and utterly conventional it becomes.

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Variety

Variety

A wildly anachronistic historical drama with tons of flair, albeit flair that is neither original nor meaningful...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

If you like overstuffed costume dramas with a veneer of literacy layered over debauchery, latch on.

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Vox

Vox

It wants to make Shakespeare and his plays feel edgy and modern and dangerous and sexy... It fails.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The most effective option, I think, is to treat as much of it as possible as comedy. That works pretty well.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Will is fun... but the regalia, pacing, and dazzling colours often seem like compensations for a somewhat obvious and awkwardly expository script.

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Salon

Salon

Will styles Shakespeare as a rock star, but wants for substance...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

(Will) emphasises Shakespeare’s hotness, but fortunately has some depth...

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