This just in! The first ever television adaptation of Jane Austen’s final and unfinished 11-part novel Sanditon is coming to Masterpiece on PBS during the 2020 season as an 8-part series by Andrew Davies!
Under the watchful eye (and pen) of BAFTA and Emmy-award winning writer, Andrew Davies (House of Cards, War & Peace, Mr. Selfridge, Les Misérables, Pride and Prejudice), PBS’ Masterpiece series will adapt Austen’s unfinished original 11-chapter manuscript, Sanditon, into an 8 x 60-minute drama series. Sanditon will, once again, pair Davies and Austen together as Davies has previously adapted both Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey for the small screen […]
The post-Downton Abbey career path has been good to Lily James. Since Mr. Carson shuttered the doors of Downton in 2016, James, who played Lady Rose Aldridge, has been able to take full advantage of her efforts on the long-running ITV/PBS period drama. In 2015, James starred in the title role in the 2015 Disney film, Cinderella, […]
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 […]
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.
Remember when you HAD to read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in high school? I’m guessing a number of you have re-read several times as an adult because you actually WANTED to. Whatever the case, it’s probably been awhile since read it or seen one of the numerous big or small screen adaptations. So, courtesy […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]