9:00 am EDT, May 3, 2013

‘Lizzie Bennet Diaries’ spinoff ‘Welcome to Sanditon’ gets premiere date

Welcome to Sanditon, the Kickstarter-funded spinoff to The Lizzie Bennet Diaries has a confirmed premiere date in May.

The official Welcome to Sanditon twitter account announced the news yesterday. The creative team had previously stated that the miniseries would premiere in May, but it is nice to have a confirmed date all the same. Time to set those countdown clocks!

Welcome to Sanditon will premiere on May 13.

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The announcement was also made on the Pemberley Digital Tumblr:

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Season opens May 13.

Welcome to Sanditon will be based off Jane Austen’s novel Sanditon, which was unfinished. In our exclusive interview, Lizzie Bennet Diaries showrunner Bernie Su filled Hypable in on his plans for Welcome to Sanditon. Su told Hypable, “We’re not going to try to finish the book for Jane Austen, we’re going to construct the world.”

Su went on to describe their approach, saying “We’re going to tell a story, we have stories, but we’re not saying that the story we’re going to be telling is what Jane Austen intended, because no one knows.So we’re just going to try and construct the world that Jane Austen constructed, in a modern version, which I think is brilliant.”

When asked about the length of the spinoff, Su said “at least 12 [episodes], but I would be surprised if it’s just 12.” He also confirmed that Welcome to Sanditon would be shown on the Pemberley Digital YouTube channel, but added “I will also say that it may not be the only place where there’s video content.”

It is exciting times for Welcome to Sanditon fans. Don’t forget, if you loved The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, you can vote for them in our poll to find the BEST webseries of all time.

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