Good morning, everyone! So, I was thrilled to read that BBC has commissioned what is described as a “sort of sequel” to Pride and Prejudice. That’s right, the BBC Commissions Death Comes to Pemberley! Don’t know about you, but this is an exciting prospect! Considering its an anniversary year, the timing couldn’t be more perfect and I am thrilled that producers chose to honor Jane’s works with a new production, add in the fact that I’d love seeing Lizzie and Darcy in marital bliss plus a murder mystery inter-woven into the elegant world of Pemberley and I am absolutely thrilled about this! How about you? Below the cut is the official BBC press announcement:BBC Commissions Death Comes to Pemberley #FWarchives Click To Tweet
Death Comes To Pemberley
3 x 60 serial, written by Juliette Towhidi (Calendar Girls) and made by
Origin Pictures for BBC One.
Adapted from P.D James’ international bestselling novel in this 200th
anniversary year of the first publication of ‘Pride & Prejudice’, P.D James’
remarkably inventive homage to Austen brings the much-loved world to life in a
dazzling and original way. Set six years after ‘Pride & Prejudice’ ends and
centering on Austen’s best-known characters, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy, the
three-parter combines classic period drama with a highly suspenseful and
brilliantly crafted murder mystery plot.
The executive producers for Origin Pictures are David Thompson and Ed Rubin.
The executive producer for the BBC is Polly Hill.
Obviously there’s no word on casting yet, so… let’s speculate! Who’d you enjoy seeing in the iconic roles of Lizzie and Darcy? Or perhaps even Jane and Bingley?
My only complaint is that in re-visiting the Darcy’s, we’re only going to be invited into their world for a mere three hours, still, I won’t complain too loudly! This promises to be way too much fun.