The first mini season includes three episodes.
BEDLAM: THE SERIES twists Shakespearean characters and plots we know and love - King Lear, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice - into a new story of love, deceit, betrayal and revenge. More The Sopranos than doublet and hose, in BEDLAM you'll find family drama, organized crime, and romantic comedy stewed together and told in Shakespeare's own delicious words. This mini season enters you into this fractious, delightful world where everything may not be exactly as it seems - but it is BEDLAM.
SYNOPSIS: Small time crime boss Linda “King” Lear is sick. Her attempt to retire early is a debacle that devolves into a bloody family fight for control of Windsor City. Suddenly forced to retire, Lear splits up the business among her three children, expecting them to take turns caring for her during chemo. But her two oldest daughters, Goneril and Regan, are out for themselves. Lear disowns her youngest, favorite kid, Cordelia, who runs off with a dashing rival crime lord named France. Meanwhile, Lear’s top lieutenants are both having family troubles of their own. Frank Ford is sure his wife Alice is stepping out on him with an off- brand Keith Richards, Lear’s drinking buddy Falstaff. George Page’s daughter Anne is sneaking around with a scumbag called Oswald, and his bastard son Edmund is trying to screw his legitimate brother Edgar out of his inheritance. The rest is BEDLAM.