PBS has confirmed that period drama Death Comes to Pemberley will indeed air in the U.S. as part of its MASTERPIECE series.
Death Comes to Pemberley, an adaptation of the P.D. James sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, begins six years after the marriage of Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet. It is being produced by Origin Pictures for the BBC, and will air on MASTERPIECE on PBS in 2014.
Said David M. Thompson, producer and founder of Origin Pictures:
“We are delighted that PBS are joining us on this really exciting venture. This will be a very unexpected and audacious period drama and we are particularly thrilled at the wonderful cast that has been assembled for what we believe will be a real treat for audiences around the world.”
The cast includes some of the top names in British television, including Matthew Rhys (The Americans, Brothers and Sisters) as Fitzwilliam Darcy, Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House, The Bletchley Circle) as Elizabeth Bennet, Matthew Goode (Birdsong, Dancing on the Edge) as George Wickham, and Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) as Lydia Wickham.
MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton added:
“With its combination of Jane Austen, P.D. James, and this great cast, Death Comes to Pemberley hits the jackpot for MASTERPIECE fans… Haven’t we all wondered what Elizabeth Bennet’s marriage to Mr. Darcy would be like? And there’s a murder!”
(Ooh, murder… )
Death Comes to Pemberley is currently filming in Yorkshire.