The star of BBC Happy Valley, Sarah Lancashire and the creator of Peaky Blinders, Steven Knight are teaming up for a brand new show. 

The pair are said to be creating a show based on the life of playwriter William Shakespeare. 

The show will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeares' first piece of work. 

Although the series currently has no broadcaster attached yet, the synopsis reads: "For the first time on television, the drama will tell the complete and thrilling story of the glovemaker’s son who became the greatest storyteller in history. And how one man’s genius survived and thrived in an age of turmoil and terror, danger and disease.

“This is the first full account of the passion, people and politics that made William Shakespeare the world’s most famous dramatist and the men and women around him who loved and laboured, schemed and plotted, killed and connived in one of the most dangerous and exciting periods in history.”

Ahead of the show's production, Peaky Blinders creator Knight said: "I’m excited to be embarking on what will be a landmark TV production telling the dramatic story of the world’s most accomplished writer.

"It’s a period I love and the team that has been put together is extraordinary. It’s a story that begins in the West Midlands and is close to my heart.”

Knight is currently working on a number of projects, with it reported that he is writing a screenplay for a new Star Wars movie as well as creating a Peaky Blinders movie. 

Happy Valley star Lancashire has gained mass success since starring in the hit BBC show and is now working on her production company Via Pictures.