P. D. James combines her two lifelong loves, Jane Austen and murder mysteries, in DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY a pitch-perfect sequel to Pride and Prejudice. PBS Masterpiece Mystery Theater will air a two-part film based on the book on Sunday, October 26 and November 2 at 9pm ET. Get excited and mark your calendar for an evening with the Darcys.
This delicious homage to Austen is adapted from P.D. James’ clever whodunit and stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Rhys, Matthew Goode and Jenna Coleman. The story begins when a guest is found shockingly murdered on the Darcys’ estate.
Elizabeth and Darcy have been happily married for six years, and life is delightful. In their six years of marriage, Elizabeth and Darcy have forged a peaceful, happy life for their family at Pemberley, Darcy’s impressive estate. Her father is a regular visitor; her sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; the marriage prospects for Darcy’s sister, Georgiana, are favorable. And preparations for their annual autumn ball are proceeding apace. But on the eve of the ball, chaos descends. Lydia Wickham, Elizabeth’s disgraced sister who, with her husband, has been barred from the estate, arrives in a hysterical state-shrieking that Wickham has been murdered. Plunged into frightening mystery and a lurid murder trial, the lives of Pemberley’s owners and servants alike may never be the same.
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Reviews of the Death Comes to Pemberley mini-series:
“[A] superb cast…Austen would have been thrilled with such a spirited sequel.” (The Guardian)
“With proceedings spread over successive evenings…there was always more to fathom than a simple whodunnit.” (The Observer)