Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
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Johnny Depp's production company Infinitum Nihil will co-produce a scripted television series based on the plays of William Shakespeare with Yellow Bird Productions, Scandinavian producer of the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo films, and Emmy-winning writer and producer Tom Fontana, Deadline reports.

The project is described as a modern take on Shakespeare's plays, with plots taken from some of his most notable works.

The series will be written by Randall Fontana.