Rumors of a Lost in Austen reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Sunday (August 2) as reports claimed that ITV confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 03/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 11 years since Lost in Austen first aired?! (11 years, 11 months, to be exact.)
Why in the world did Lost in Austen end?
When Lost in Austen came to an end after 1 year in September 2008, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Fitzwilliam Darcy (Elliot Cowan) and Amanda Price (Jemima Rooper). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Lost in Austen reunion disappoint people?
Lost in Austen aired from 2008-2008 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Cowan said he's not sure if Lost in Austen would work today. “I don't want to see old Fitzwilliam Darcy,” he told a journalist (Cowan turned 44 in July). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Lost in Austen movie?
In a recent interview, Tom Mison (who played Mr. Bingley) said he can't imagine a Lost in Austen reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Tom Riley (who played George Wickham) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Lost in Austen movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Lost in Austen film, Hugh Bonneville stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Lost in Austen reboot?
Recasting Lost in Austen for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Lost in Austen reunion, a Lost in Austen movie, or a Lost in Austen reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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