Lifetime Hatches A Midsummer’s Nightmare


Lifetime continues to scrub itself free from the usual drivel that it has aired over the years by getting a little freaky. And Shakespearean! We thoroughly approve of this turnaround!

Read on for more info on “A Midsummer’s Nightmare,” a potential series we first told you about this past April, for which Lifetime has just ordered a pilot. Even better? It’s written by The Shallows‘ Anthony Jaswinski.

From the Press Release:
Lifetime has ordered to pilot the one-hour psychological thriller “A Midsummer’s Nightmare” from A+E Studios. The first season of the anthology series takes on one of Shakespeare’s most popular works – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – transforming it into a modern-day, mind-bending thriller that explores terror, deception, and the dark side of love. The announcement was made today by Liz Gateley, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for Lifetime.

“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,” said Gateley.

Told from the perspective of Elena, a young woman reluctantly drawn into a summer getaway-turned-nightmare, “A Midsummer’s Nightmare” introduces four young lovers who steal off into the woods in pursuit of their romantic desires, but their plans are quickly thwarted when terrifying forces in the deep woods target the stranded group, using their own fantasies and darkest secrets against them. Will Elena and the group rise above their own frailties in order to survive sinister forces? It’s only a matter of time until the faces of love and terror wear the same mask.

“A Midsummer’s Nightmare” will be produced by A+E Studios. Jeff Kwatinetz (“Royal Pains”) and Josh Barry (“Salem”) of The Firm are executive producing. Anthony Jaswinski (The Shallows) wrote the pilot and serves as co-executive producer.




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