Lifetime’s Shakespearean Horror Series ‘A Midsummer’s Nightmare’ Gets a Pilot

A Midsummer's Nightmare Lifetime

From the producers of Lifetime’s oddly compelling UnReal, comes a horror series inspired by Shakespeare’s comedic play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Titled A Midsummer’s Nightmare (get it?) Lifetime has ordered a pilot for the proposed hour-long thriller.

Assuming the show becomes a hit, the network says the second season would take on the now popular anthology format and get a new setting, plot and characters. No word on whether a potential second season would also be inspired by a Shakespeare play.

According to those with intimate knowledge of the series, we can expect the following from season one:

Told from the perspective of Elena, a young woman reluctantly drawn into a summer getaway-turned-nightmare, the series 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.

(via i09)

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