Whether you’re a die-hard Jane Austen fan (and can definitively rank the actors who have played Mr Darcy over the years), or poured over her novels at school, some good news is on the way.
A new Pride and Prejudice series in the works. And this time around, it’s promising to focus on the “darker tones” of Austen’s iconic novel, The Guardian reports.
The series comes from the geniuses behind brooding British-American drama Poldark and royal affair Victoria.
Playwright Nina Raine, who will adapt the book, said Pride and Prejudice is “actually a very adult book, much less bonnet-y than people assume,” the Radio Times reports.
The announcement comes more than 20 years since the iconic BBC series that starred Colin Firth as Mr Darcy and Jennifer Ehle and Elizabeth Bennet. In 2005, a fan favourite movie, starring Keira Knightely and Matthew Macfadyen, was released.
The official cast of the upcoming TV series is yet to be confirmed.
Let’s hope whoever plays Mr Darcy can rival Firth’s sideburn game—and also pull of a soaking wet shirt.