It was time for a new Persuasion, but this isn’t it. The diverse casting is great, and there’s some good acting, but this film manages to try too hard at everything except what Jane Austen’s novel is about.
Our Classics Revisited series continues as contributor Janet Mullany joins the ladies for a look back at the 1995 film Persuasion, an essentially perfect Jane Austen adaptation starring Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds.
The CW, a network that is best known for its superhero series based on DC comic book properties and teen-focused dramas like Riverdale, is working on a new anthology series based on the works of none other than Jane Austen.
In the wake of a new theatrical version of Emma and the U.S. broadcast of new series Sanditon earlier this year, 2020 has proven a pretty great year to be a Jane Austen fan. And with everything going on in the world right now, there may still be no better time to turn to Austen’s works for some much-needed escape.