Lifetime Pilots Shakespeare-Inspired Horror Anthology


LOS ANGELES: Lifetime has ordered a pilot for A Midsummer’s Nightmare, the first season of an anthology series inspired by the works of Shakespeare with a modern-day twist.

The project takes Shakespeare’s classic tale A Midsummer Night’s Dream and transforms it into a thriller that explores terror, deception and the dark side of love. A+E Studios is producing.

Liz Gateley, the executive VP and head of programming for Lifetime, said, “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.”