Rumors of a Pride and Prejudice reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (June 18) as reports claimed that BBC One confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 19/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 25 years since Pride and Prejudice first aired?! (25 years, 8 months, 26 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Pride and Prejudice end?
When Pride and Prejudice came to an end after 1 year in October 1995, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Fitzwilliam Darcy (Colin Firth) and Elizabeth Bennet (Jennifer Ehle). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Pride and Prejudice reunion disappoint people?
Pride and Prejudice aired from 1995-1995 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 Firth said he's not sure if Pride and Prejudice would work today. “I don't want to see old Fitzwilliam Darcy,” he told a journalist (Firth turned 60 in September). “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 Pride and Prejudice movie?
In a recent interview, Jennifer Ehle said she can't imagine a Pride and Prejudice 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 Colin Firth 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 Pride and Prejudice movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
What about a Pride and Prejudice reboot?
Recasting Pride and Prejudice 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 Pride and Prejudice reunion, a Pride and Prejudice movie, or a Pride and Prejudice reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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