Pemberly Digital has released the first episode of The March Family Letters web series.
Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women is the next literary classic to be reinterpreted for the digital age. Originally produced by Cherrydale Productions, The March Family Letters will now air on the Pemberly Digital YouTube channel.
The first episode of The March Family Letters, titled “Dear Marmee,” was released today and sets up the conceit of the adaptation.
The first episode introduces viewers to the updated (and aged-up) versions of the March sisters, who wish their absent mother a Merry Christmas. Meg is a stiff perfectionist, Jo a driven and enthusiastic idealist, Beth is thoughtful-bordering-on-sullen, and Amy is hyper and competitive. Tensions clearly exist between the four sisters, though their bond is evidently strong enough to keep them united for now.
As the March Family Letters website explains, the vlogs are staged as family updates for Marmee, who has been redeployed. But with Jo determined to have her sisters film individual videos for their mother, it seems likely that more than just comforting chatter will unfold through the upcoming vlogs.
As with previous Pemberly Digital properties like The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, The March Family Letters is a multidimensional media experience. Updates will be provided through the show’s official Twitter account, and viewers can follow the entire March family on Twitter as well.
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Side-vlogs and other developments are sure to follow as this adaptation of Little Women unfolds across social media. Meanwhile, viewers can subscribe to the original YouTube channel for The March Family Letters for behind-the-scenes videos in coming weeks.