Gill Hornby’s novel Miss Austen will be adapted by MASTERPIECE

The critically acclaimed novel by Gill Hornby Miss Austen To be adapted for television by MASTERPIECE

Gill Hornby’s acclaimed novel Miss Austen is being developed for television by MASTERPIECE/PBS and Christine Langan via Bonnie Productions. The four-hour miniseries is written by Andrea Gibb (Swallows and Amazons, Elizabeth has disappeared).

Miss Austen is Hornby’s third novel and focuses on the life and loves of Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra. It explains why Cassandra burned a treasure trove of letters written by her sister, Jane – an act of destruction that has troubled scholars and Austen fans for centuries.

Miss Austen is about one of the most important people in Jane Austen’s life, her sister Cassandra,” says MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Susanne Simpson. “We look forward to bringing Gill Hornby’s captivating novel to life for our MASTERPIECE audience.” MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by GBH Boston.

Hornby’s Last Austen-Inspired Novel Godmersham To park will be released on June 23, 2022.

Christine Langan said, “Gill’s instinct for these unforgettable characters is unfailing. Its moving, revealing and often hilarious story of love, loss and brotherhood is brilliantly captured for the screen by Andrea Gibb. I share with Susanne of MASTERPIECE great excitement for the emotional impact, warmth and deep pleasure this show will bring.

Gill Hornby said: “I am so delighted Miss Austen landed with Christine and MASTERPIECE/PBS – the dream team for the project. I can’t wait to see Jane and Cassandra brought back to life.

Irene B. Bowles