The CW network might be searching someone to play a teenaged William Shakespeare since the network is reportedly teaming with NCIS star Mark Harmon to develop Shakespeare’s Sisters.
Shakespeare’s Sisters is described as a tale of black magic, romance and revenge, the drama is set in 1590s London and follows a young Will Shakespeare’s and his rise to prominence. The famed writer finds himself caught in a deadly conflict among three witches and the most powerful woman in the world, Queen Elizabeth. The television show is described as having the moxie of HBO’s hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones with the witticism and heart of Shakespeare in Love.
Scott Sullivan will write the script for CBS Television Studios. Harmon and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum’s Harmon Tannenbaum Co. are attached to produce.
For Harmon, Shakespeare’s Sisters comes as the actor continues to push into producing. This year, he teamed with NCIS creator Gary Glasberg for CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans. The project also brings Harmon back into The CW fold where he exec produced period time-travel musical Joey Dakota with the Tannenbaums in 2012.
We’ve also heard that this isn’t the only young life of show CW has in development this season. The CW also is exploring the 20-something years of Charles Darwin and his journey through the Amazon with Unnatural Selection.