No Season 2 for the period drama.
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.
09/12/17 at 09:43am
Once more into the breach! @tirebiter, I'll give you the long and short of it â€“ It is as tedious as a twice-told tale. A while back you and I posted in the same thread. I believe it was the first and only time I've seen you, @tirebiter, post until now. You had written that someone disgusts you and I looked up the definition of tirebiter in the Urban Dictionary (since it isn't in Webster's). After reading its definition, the nicest possible way I can describe tirebiter is that it is a disgusting fake. The irony of someone with a disgusting handle calling someone else 'disgusting' was too much for me to pass up. Thee may have been unaware of the UD definition of tirebiter which to thee must be thine ladybird, or whirligig. But to me, tirebiter was just a new word for the perculunacular. I used tirebiter (not @tirebiter) below, immediately after transvestite because of instantaneous word associationâ€“a transvestite is fake and disgusting and a tirebiter is fake and disgusting. Thus I had no intention of besmirching thee but the damage is done. This doesn't seem the place where one would want to defend their spotless reputation. The sanctimonious yeoman service troll posted using my handle to besmirch me, but I did not call out the shrew that can't be tamed. Like ye, I can change my handle anytime I choose; regardless, it, and I, remain anonymous. Wherefore art thou @tirebiter? The good part of anonymity is that we can be more honest.
I just watched the second episode and I went from being a little intrigued to hating Will. @Polonius seems to have it all right. Foppish and much ado about nothing. All dogberries.
09/09/17 at 07:37pm
@Steve S. --- Say what? Please refer me to the post where you claim I told people not to complain about shows getting cancelled. But I will call you out on the completely unnecessary ad hominem attack you directed at me.
09/09/17 at 11:08am
A fine historical show. This show was quite good although I don't know how much will was involved with religious issues. Still a good show all around. rip.
09/09/17 at 06:28am
I tried to like this series. Moving it to 11:00pm, was the death knell. I think TNT knew this, and moved it, without notice, so it would, last only a season. I'll finish the other episodes out of curiosity.
09/08/17 at 02:19pm
Nix: I watched the entire season and while the last episode does leave some loose ends (undoubtedly because they didn't know it was going to be the last episode) I can accept it as a finale. Full disclosure...I've read enough about Shakespeare's life to "finish" the story in my own mind. Bottom line, I enjoyed the season and would still have chosen to watch it if I'd known in advance that it was going to be a one-off.
09/07/17 at 09:53am
I am sorry for the last post. My first grade teacher helped me reread the post. As I sounded it out slowly I realize that the poster was saying that we can complain but lets not waste our time by not giving any opinions and just complaining about something. She explained to me that TNT executives have more to consider than one persons post on a small information site. She told me that if I want to ask them to bring it back I need to communicate with the people that aired it.
I am sorry for any problems my post caused and will go back under my bridge.
09/07/17 at 08:58am
Turning William Shakespeare into a dumb, millennial hipster was never going to fly.
I'd almost tuned in just to see what passed for a fedora in those days. Perhaps some type of hat from the 1500's instead of a modern 1600's era hat.
09/07/17 at 04:38am
Just a HORRIBLE premise form the start. TBT should have never picked this up it was a waste of money. Guess they are really searching for ANYTHING since they've kind of lost any real reason to tun into their channel the last year or so.
09/06/17 at 05:02pm
Surprised I've never heard of this show an I watch quite a bit of TNT. Need more effort in advertising commercials aren't the only way anymore TNT
09/06/17 at 11:24am
Unfortunate that it didn't work out, but like many others, I heard about this show but didn't think to tune in until it was too late, so I wasn't of any help.
Does anybody know if the S1 finale works as a satisfying series finale, and if it is worth catching the on-demand episodes before it gets pulled? I'm fine with a good one-and-done series, obviously there was more story to tell but if the season works as a self-contained entity then I might try to catch it still.
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