Get ready for a brand new BBC drama – Death Comes To Pemberley! Also, get ready for Matthew Rhys, because he is set to lead us through this three-part serial which is based on P.D. James’ suspense novel.
As you already know, this year is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice so quite logically the project will center on three of Austen’s most iconic characters: Elizabeth Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy and George Wickham.
So, at this moment we know that Daniel Percival will direct the whole thing from a script written by Juliette Towhidi.
Rhys is on board to play Darcy, while the rest of the cast will include Anna Maxwell Martin as Bennett, and Matthew Goode as Wickham. Let the murder mystery begin!
According to Deadline, the story picks up six years into Elizabeth and Darcy’s marriage as they prepare for the annual ball at their magnificent Pemberley home. When Elizabeth’s wayward sister Lydia arrives, she brings a shocking halt to the proceedings. A murder investigation unfolds and a web of secrets and deceit threatens all that the Darcys hold dear.
Filming will begin in June on location in Yorkshire, and as usual – we’ll keep an eye on it!
Make sure you stay tuned for more updates!