BBC Announces “Dickensian”

Collaborations.  Supergroups.  Mash-ups.  Taking individual confections and putting them together to make ooey-Charles Dickens1gooey magnificence.  Crosby Stills Nash & Young.  The Highwaymen.  The Traveling Wilburys.  Any number of All Star Games.  Cronuts.  Labradoodles.  Batman and Superman.  The Justice League.  The Avengers.  Heck, the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.

And now:  Dickensian.

Set to start broadcasting later this year, the BBC is currently filming Dickensian, a 20-episode TV series where a variety of Charles Dickens’ characters essentially live together in Victorian London.  According to the BBC:  “Set within the fictional realms of Charles Dickens’ critically acclaimed novels, Dickensian brings together some of literature’s most iconic characters, including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to The Three Cripples Pub, while Fagin’s Den is hidden down a murky alley off a bustling Victorian street. With a wealth of back stories sourced from the novels, Dickensian delivers fast-paced storylines with surprising twists and turns.”

Literary enthusiasts – let the festivities and general rejoicing begin!


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