September 5, 2017
It is being reported that TNT has decided against continuing on with Will, opting to cancel the new period drama after its first season. The news comes just one day after the series, which focused on the lost years of a young William Shakespeare, aired its finale.
Over the course of its 10-episode run, Will struggled to find a significant audience, being watched by an average of 697,000 viewers with a rating of 0.2 among adults 18-49. Critical reception was mixed, resulting in a lack of any real positive buzz to generate interest in the show.
Told in a contemporary style with a modern soundtrack, Will followed a twenty-something William Shakespeare as he arrives in London in 1589. In a time when theatre was like rock & roll, this young man's recklessness and tortured brilliance channels into his words as he looks to make a name for himself.