Bernie Su and Pemberley Digital’s The Lizzie Bennet Diaries will live on, but this time in another book. The story of the hit web series, which garnered over 58 million views on its channel, will continue with an original book called The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet, based on Lizzie’s rambunctious youngest sibling.
The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet will pick up where Lizzie Bennet left off. Now that Lizzie and Jane are out of the house, Lydia (played by Mary Kate Wiles in the web series) must take charge of her own future after being humiliated online by her ex-boyfriend. The youngest Bennet sister has matured, is working to finish her college degree, and is learning how to become an adult by figuring out who she can (and can’t) trust.
The newest addition to the Lizzie Bennet franchise will be the first book to tell the Bennet family story after the web series’ completion, and the second book to come out of Pemberley Digital’s deal with publisher Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The first book, The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, re-told major plot points of the web series with additional twists and information not revealed in the show.
Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley penned The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet. Rorick is a television writer who has worked on shows such as Law and Order: Criminal Intent and Terra Nova; Rorick is also a historical romance novelist under the pen name Kate Noble. Kiley worked as a writer and producer on The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and the spin-off The Lydia Bennet!!
The paperback of The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet will arrive in digital and retail stores on September 29, 2015 for $16.00. You can pre-order your copy through the book publisher’s website.