The production company behind some of the best historical TV dramas of recent times, including Victoria and Poldark, is set to remake one of our favourite period dramas of all time: Pride and Prejudice.
The task of writing a new Pride and Prejudice series script has fallen to Nina Raine, who will be the sixth writer to adapt Jane Austen’s most famous novel for TV.
“Nina Raine is one of the most gifted writers working today, and her wit and emotional intelligence make her the perfect match for Jane Austen,” says Damien Timmer from the production company, Mammoth.
“She’s a devoted fan of the book, but she’s never seen any previous adaptations – so pleasingly the novel only exists in her imagination.”
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Raine says that she intends to explore the “darker tones” inherent in Austen’s work. “Pride and Prejudice is actually a very adult book, much less bonnet-y than people assume,” the writer told the Radio Times.
However, no casting or filming details have been released yet, but it’s thought the series may air in 2020 on ITV… 25 years after Colin Firth stole all our hearts in the 1995 BBC version.
So, what do you think? Does the world need another version of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy? Or, is this another unnecessary remake of a classic?
This article originated on: womanandhome.com