Here’s an interesting twist. How about a modern day murder mystery series set in Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford on Avon? Jo Joyner and Mark Benton (the names mean nothing to me) star in the new BBC (ah, that explains it) show.
The female lead will be named Lu Shakespeare of course, and I’m hoping that means that each episode will have the opportunity for some Shakespeare references, jokes, plotlines, or just general what have you.
I don’t know that I’ll ever get to see the show, being in the US and all with limited BBC access, but I like to look out for my people. Who knows, maybe it will be a smashing success and spawn a US version based in Stratford, Connecticut.