Haddish is teaming with Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and Mrs. America's Amma Asante on the limited series that will, according to The Hollywood Reporter, "center on the true story of the Black, Venetian, Jewish poet, who some believe was behind Shakespeare's literary work. Set in 16th Century England, The Bardess is expected to explore that premise, which has been backed by a collection of scholars. (Still others balk.)" Goldsman will serve as executive producer, while Asante will write the series. The Bardess will be shopped to networks and streamers.