Lifetime star Jennifer Love Hewitt is set to work with the network to bring a literary classic to the small screen.
Hewitt is updating the Jane Austen novel "Pride and Prejudice" as a modern day series entitled "Darcy's Town." Hewitt will serve as executive producer on the project through her Fedora Films production company. Sheryl Anderson ("Charmed") is pegged to write the pilot, which transfers the setting from 19th century England to a modern day Virginia small town. The original book follows the developing relationship and love affair of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. Based on the title, the new series will follow similar subject matter, except stretched to series length. The Austen classic has had numerous feature and television mini-series adaptations, so Hewitt's project will have a lot to live up to.
The production is part of Hewitt's standing development deal with Lifetime, which currently airs her series "The Client List" and is also developing an adaptation of Hewitt's book "The Day I Shot Cupid."
Just repeat it as many times as you need to: Jennifer Love Hewitt is adapting a Jane Austen novel. I can tell you with certainty that even after twenty repetitions it doesn't sound any better.