What’s next for Lily James and Matt Smith after ‘Downton Abbey’ & ‘Doctor Who’? Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, of course!

With heavy emphasis on the word loosely, Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, is ‘loosely’ based on the Jane Austen novel of almost but quite the same name. For PP&Z, it seems as though Pemberley has come under attack from the undead. Fortunately, for all, the Bennetts knew karate. The big screen version, due to […]

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Buffy meets Jane Austen?

With the recent Death Comes to Pemberley, BBC and PBS viewers were reacquainted with Jane Austen…sort of. Now, going 180 degrees in the opposite direction, comes the latest ‘revisit’ with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies starring Downton Abbey’s Lily James, Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey.

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'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' with Downton's Lily James up next for a post-Doctor Who, Matt Smith

What’s next after you just spent three seasons as the Eleventh Traveling Time Lord? A bit of Jane Austen and Zombies, obviously. The adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel of the same name has been in the works since 2009, long before Matt Smith became a household face and name as The Doctor, and was originally rumored to be a 6-part television series. Smith has joined the cast as a ‘Mr. Collins’, alongside girlfriend Lily James (Downton Abbey) who is playing the lead.

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'Death Comes to Pemberley' premieres Oct 26 on PBS' Masterpiece

It’s quite possible that Death Comes to Pemberley just might take your mind off the fact that when it premieres on PBS in the States this Fall, the new season of Downton Abbey will be airing in the UK. Possible, but not likely. Starring Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Anna Maxwell Martin (Bletchley Circle), Trevor Eve […]

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Death Comes to Pemberley coming to PBS in 2014

Death Comes to Pemberely came to BBC One this Christmas. Christmas will come a bit early in the States in 2014 as the three-part series, which is adapted from a recent Jane Austen-inspired novel by P.D. James, will air in November 2014 on PBS. James’s novel picks up the story of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. […]

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'Death Comes to Pemberley' comes to PBS, BBC One

When it comes to BBC, ITV and PBS, when the drama rains come, they pour. Already on the books for 2013-2014 are the know commodities of Downton Abbey 4, Sherlock 3, Call the Midwife 3, Mr Selfridge 2, Bletchley Circle 2, the final five Hercule Poirot mysteries, another George Gently series, more DCI Banks, Scott […]

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Frankenstein descends on London's West End

For those in and around the UK in the not-too-distant future whether by residence or on holiday, here’s a definitive ‘must-see’ moment to quickly consider….and, to report back to us on. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in Frankenstein Look up ‘must-see’ in any dictionary and you’ll read a description of the upcoming production of […]

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EMMA – a classic Masterpiece

If you didn’t see Sunday’s broadcast of part one of Jane Austen’s Emma on Masterpiece Classic, you missed, well, a classic. I know, it’s been done before, both on film and for television. It’s also had a veiled American teen re-make in the movie, “Clueless”.  What is shaping up to be a great season for the […]

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