The Lifetime Network is geared towards revenge, backstabbing and women empowerment. However, adapting Shakespeare most definitely does not come to mind. Especially when it comes to green lighting pilots. But, that’s what happened
Throughout history, most Shakespearean tails were spun from deceit, love lost and hatred revenge. Before we continue, you might argue that my beginning introduction is contradictory to my statement. But, I have a valid argument. The Lifetime Network does not make good adaptations.
A+E Studios is producing “A Midsummer’s Nightmare”.
The first installment of this anthology is aptly named “A Midsummer’s Nightmare.” The tale will be a spin on A Midsummer’s Night Dream and will be geared towards a contemporary horror mystery theme.
The story is as follows “two young lovers on a getaway in the woods wind up in a struggle to survive as friends arrive to lure them home.”
As we proceed into further episodes, the idea is to reveal a more modern approach to the works of Shakespeare. I digress. With Lifetime’s past history, ahem ALIYAH, this is a sordid task indeed.
There has been no date set forth as to when this actual series will come to fruition. But, as always, we shall remain as strong borne as ever. After all, there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
“We’re really taking big swings at Lifetime and developing content that redefines what it means to be a Lifetime show. ‘A Midsummer’s Nightmare’ is unlike anything Lifetime has ever done before,” said Liz Gateley, executive vice president and head of programming for Lifetime.
“The Shallows” writer Anthony Jaswinski wrote the pilot and will serve as a co-executive producer. “Royal Pains” alum Jeff Kwatinetz and “Salem’s” Josh Barry of The Firm are exec producers.