It's not only alive, it's got out of its cage!

Standard reports that Granada is shopping Lost In Austen to foreign markets at a television trade event this month.

Another new show is Lost In Austen. In the show a thoroughly modern heroine threatens to ruin one of the world’s greatest literary love stories in this reinvention of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Hollywood actress Alex Kingston stars alongside Hugh Bonneville, Lindsay Duncan (Rome) and new Bond girl Gemma Arterton. Bored bank worker Amanda Price (Jemima Roper) literally becomes lost in her favourite Austen book, after she finds a strange portal in her bathroom and swaps places with its heroine Elizabeth Bennet.

As she gets to know the Bennet family and encounters the famous Mr Darcy (Elliot Cowan – The Golden Compass), how can she keep this celebrated romance on track?

Raise pikes and prepare to be boarded! It’s getting out!!!

Incidentally, wasn’t this supposed to be broadcast on ITV this month? We couldn’t find anything on the ITV website. Here is a page about the series.

ETA: Alert Janeite Amo posted a link to the Region 2 DVDs in comments; release date is May 12, so presumably the series will be over by then. ETA: Release date has been changed to October 6…don’t be looking for it anytime soon.