Hamlet Is Getting a Modern-Day TV Take, Too


It's not exactly a children's story (except when it's The Lion King), but whatever — Hamlet is joining Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, and Sleepy Hollow in the rampant trend of new TV series modernizing classics. America's Son, set in our nation's capital ("When a beloved presidential hopeful dies in a tragic car wreck, a renegade JFK Jr. type returns home to D.C. to discover his father’s death was no accident"), is being developed at Fox.