Yes, I have considered it! I’m always thinking of more than I announce.
My friend Hayley wanted to do a radio adaption of Sense and Sensibility called Sense and Sensibility and Lesbians pretty passionately for about a week before forgetting that she had ever come up with it.
I’m currently sitting on an adaption of Northanger Abbey called Catherine the Goth, though it’s not overtly LGBT it would have been as inclusive as possible.
Though not Austen, my first webseries Once Upon a Blog ended with LGBT fairy tale characters ripping apart their heteronormative ever afters and…triggering a fairy tale apocalypse. It’s a long story. There’s also an adaption of a midsummer night’s dream in my head with an overactive drama club kid named Puck trying to isolate the “gay gene” and fucking up an entire school’s love life. Tentatively titled “Puck my Life” we’ll see if anything comes of any of those.
At the moment I’m looking into ways of resurrecting Pride Week and Prejudice, that one died too soon and deserved way better. I’m open to suggestions!
EDIT: Now that I think about it, Emma Woodhouse was supposed to be in Pride Week and Prejudice Season 2 to serve as a recap, Elijah mentions knowing her in the first episode. Saying that she’s been busy with weddings. There’s a kind of joke post around here somewhere with names and logos of various Austen adaptations.
Above is the HD director’s cut rerelease of Pride Week and Prejudice. The series met an untimely end, but not all is lost.
Below is a link to the scripts of the never completed second season, if you were ever curious enough to see how it was going to end. If you’re feeling adventurous enough to download them please be kind, they are unedited drafts for the most part.
and the first few minutes of season 2 can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQdsd_1tuPA
Having said that, the blog will stay up but it’s time to officially close the book on this series. Thank you for watching!
With a heavy heart it pains me to announce that Pride Week & Prejudice will not continue on to a second season.
As anyone who’s ever done anything in webseries or independent films can tell you, a project like this is a machine and simply does not work without all of its parts.
Do to events beyond our control, we’ve been forced to shut down production. Ethically speaking it was for the best interest of those involved, their safety and respect for the posterity of the work has kept us from recasting and moving on.
From the bottom of my heart I apologize to the cast, the crew and all of the people involved who made this funny little project a success. I want to thank all of the fans as well — without an audience there is no show.
I can’t imagine updating too much after this, but the page will be here should you choose to give the series a go or listen to the soundtrack. Asks and submissions will stay open, just in case.
This is not the end of our creative endeavors, and we will move on and keep the lessons learned not only from the production but from Jane Austen herself. For as much as I loved this project and am disappointed to see it go, the friends gained are well worth the heartbreak:
“Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”
Thank you for being a friend.
No video this week, but in the meantime you can listen to the entire Pride Week and Prejudice Soundtrack composed by the brilliant Jordan Bush now on soundcloud! Even pieces we haven’t put up here yet!
Listen and leave Jordan some love!
THE. ENTIRE. SOUNDTRACK.
To put it simply, I have no idea. Production of season 2 is a little different from season 1. Season 1 was shot after all the scripts were finished. This season we’re going with the flow a bit more, but I’m not comfortable with releasing anything until the majority of— if not all of the series is in the can.
It could be as early as March, it could be as late as May. I’ll keep you posted.