Andrew Davies has been commissioned by the BBC to adapt the sequel to Pride and Prejudice, following the recent discovery of Jane Austen's long-lost manuscript by Professor A. Fewell of the University of Phoenix.
Both Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle have agreed to reprise their roles as the proud and prejudiced lovers. They will be accompanied by several other members of the 1995 Pride and Prejudice cast.
The new mini-series, tentatively titled Pride and Prejudice: the Golden Years, is said to cover Elizabeth and Darcy's married life. Rumour has it that Davies plans to begin from the couple's nuptial night, which has already drawn disapproval from Austen purists.
Davies and Austen were unavailable for comment.
Saturday, April 01, 2006
This just in from the BBC. I'm speechless!