An article about the PBS program Masterpiece Theatre included the tidbit that the 2007 season will include the new production of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, to be adapted by Andrew Davies. There also is some news for our friends at the various Brontë blogs.
Future episodes of “Masterpiece Theater” include an adaptation of the life of Casanova starring Peter O’Toole and David Tennant and, in 2007, a new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” and a co-production with BBC of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility.”
In reference to the main part of the article, we are amused, bemused, and slightly apprehensive at the idea of “Oprah Winfrey Presents Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.”
For our U.K. readers, to the best of our knowledge, the new series will be shown on the BBC sometime in 2007.
ETA: Brontëana posted in comments about this yesterday, but it got caught in the spam filter…she has more at her blog, including a link to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Brontëblog has also posted about the new production of JANE EYRE, included in the same press release.