Written by Burgess, Modern Austen is a one-hour anthology series that reimagines Austen’s beloved novels as six modern stories, offering a kaleidoscopic look at love and family in our time of inequality and disconnection. Each season is a different novel, beginning with Pride and Prejudice, set in contemporary San Francisco. Each season of the series is a different novel that will begin with ‘Pride and Prejudice’. It will be set in San Francisco. The series hails from Eleanor Burgess, who will serve as writer and executive producer. Burgess most recently wrote on the HBO series ‘Perry Mason.’ Stephanie Allain and Gabrielle Ebron will executive produce via Homegrown Pictures. Warner Bros. Television will produce. This is not the first time when Jane Austen’s work is being adapted for film/TV. Infact, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ alone has been adapted into multiple television miniseries as well as features. Most recently it was turned into a feature in 2005 starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet, Rupert Friend as Mr. Wickham, and Matthew Macfayden as Mr. Darcy.
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