Big news from VidCon today– the long-awaited announcement of the next full-length adaptation by Pemberley Digital!
— LizzieBennetDiaries (@TheLBDofficial) August 2, 2013
Yes! Bernie Su, Hank Green, and company will be adapting Jane Austen’s most critically acclaimed novel, Emma, into a vlog-format series entitled Emma Approved. According to Sam Gutelle at Tubefilter:
Emma Approved will have a modern setting to fit with the vlog format. In this case, Emma Woodhouse will be a confident and proud female entrepreneur who, like the literary version, will believe she is an excellent matchmaker.
The show will also incorporate the transmedia elements we knew and loved from the LBD, although no announcement has been made about any Sanditon-esque playground for fans. Whether or not Emma will make use of the Domino platform for her vlogs is also yet to be determined.
When we speculated in March about what the next series might be, a modern vlog-style adaptation of Emma was high on our list. We’re very excited about this new adaptation, launching sometime in the fall, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as we get more details.