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Modern Austen, Anthology Reimagining Works Of Jane Austen, Under Development

Jane Austen

Do you love reading Jane Austen’s novels? Have Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion or Sense and Sensibilities been a part of your reading list? Then here is a news for you. An anthology reimagining the most significant novels of Jane Austen is under development at CW. Named as Modern Austen, the anthology is being written by Eleanor Burgess who is also its executive producer. Warner Bros Television will produce the project.

As per reports, Modern Austen is a one-hour series that will portray six famous stories of Austen’s novels from a contemporary perspective. Her novels are mainly centred on themes of family and love. And Modern Austen will be exploring these themes in the present world of inequalities and disconnections.

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Stephanie Allain and Gabrielle Ebron will slo be working on the series as executive producers. The series will start with the story of the widely-read novel Pride and Prejudice which is set in the present day San Fransisco. Many of Austen’s novels have been adapted as movies and television shows earlier also. Multiple movies and TV series have adapted Pride and Prejudice. One of the most famous and the latest adaptations is the 2005 film featuring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet, Rupert Friend as Mr. Wickham, and Matthew Macfayden as Mr. Darcy. Other adaptations of her novels include Persuasion (2007), Sense and Sensibility (2008), Emma (1996 film and a BBC miniseries), Mansfield Park (1999 film and 2007 ITV miniseries) etc.

Know The Women Behind The Anthology

TThe writer of the anthology, Burgess is a known Paywright and Screenwriter. She is a writer on HBO’s Perry Mason which is going to release its second season. The executive producer Stephanie Allain is an American producer of independent films. She produced the 2020 Academy Awards with Lynette Howell Taylor  being the first Black woman in Academy Awards history to do so. She is also the founder of film-producing company Homegrown Pictures which features films by and about women and people of colour.

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