Sunday, August 11, 2013

Emma Approved

It's going to be Emma!  The creators of the wildly popular (and very well done) web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries will be bringing another popular Austen story to the modern world.  The official title will be Emma Approved and will focus on the vlog of a young entrepreneur who also claims to be a fantastic matchmaker.  As in The LBD, this series will take the Austen original and change it to a modern setting and will also incorporate lots of social media aspects. Creator Bernie Su says that this story will most likely operate in the same universe as The LBD, so fans may get to see a familiar face or two in some o the episodes.

I am a huge fan of the original series and I can't wait for this one.  I think Emma is the perfect Austen story for this type of adaptation.  Emma Approved is set to premier this fall, so if you have been living under a rock and still haven't watched The Lizzie Bennet Diaries now is the time to correct that.  

1 comment:

Hannah said...

I'm really excited about this. Some have complained that it's a predictable choice but who cares? I adored the LBD and they have absolutely made the right choice for their next adaptation. Apart from 'Pride and Prejudice', 'Emma' is the book that would work best as a modern-day vlog series. There isn't too much that they would need to update for the modern-day setting and it's incredibly easy to imagine Emma Woodhouse as a vlogger. I'm really hoping that they'll be a crossover episode or two with the LBD as well. Wouldn't it be amazing if Emma and Lizzie actually met?!