‘Lizzie Bennet Diaries,’ A Series Based on a Book, Will Have Its Own Book
By Sahil Patel
“The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,” a transmedia series adaptation of Jane Austen’s famous novel “Pride and Prejudice,” is getting a book companion.
Series executive producer head writer, and director Bernie Su is teaming with novelist and TV writer Kate Rorick (who also served as consulting producer for “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”) to write “The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet.” The book, which will be written in a journal format, will expand on the storyline that took place during the show’s initial run. Aside from the titular character’s even-more-personal thoughts on what’s happening in her life, the book will reveal further details about the Bennet family and other untold stories.
VideoInk had previously reported that Pemberley Digital, the company formed by series co-creators Hank Green and Bernie Su to create more transmedia projects like “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,” had inked a deal with publisher Simon & Schuster to create two book adaptations based on such projects. “The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet,” which is scheduled to ship on July 1, 2014, will be the first adaptation out of the deal.
“The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” won an Emmy in 2013 for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: Original Interactive Program. The transmedia show, which began in April 2013, expanded to include multiple YouTube channels and social media accounts over the course of its run.