Peacock orders ambitious new dating series Pride & Prejudiec: An Experiment in Romance

BRIDGERTON (L to R) JOANNA BOBIN as LADY COWPER and JESSICA MADSEN as CRESSIDA in episode 103 of BRIDGERTON Cr. LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX © 2020
BRIDGERTON (L to R) JOANNA BOBIN as LADY COWPER and JESSICA MADSEN as CRESSIDA in episode 103 of BRIDGERTON Cr. LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX © 2020 /
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Peacock wants to cash-in on the collective obsession with Bridgerton, Pride & Prejudice, and dating shows with an ambitious dating competition series that combines all of the above. Pride & Prejudice: An Experiment in Romance is a Regency-style dating series that will require a mixture of hopeful suitors to bring romance back to the world of dating.

The streaming service announced the news with a very Lady Whistledown-esque announcement in a press release earlier today. So while the show officially ties itself to the Jane Austen classic in its title, it also obviously takes significant inspiration from Netflix’s breakout period drama Bridgerton.

Pride & Prejudice: An Experiment in Romance combines elements of Bridgerton and Jane Austen in Regency-era England

In Pride & Prejudice: An Experiment in Romance, a heroine will go in search of her “duke” in an extravagant social experiment based in romance. With sets designed to transport suitors to a Regency-style England, a group of eligible hopefuls will have to win the heart of the heroine, and her court.

The decadent dating show will take place in an idyllic countryside castle set amid a breathtaking backdrop of rolling hills as each contestant experiences everything from carriage rides to archery to boating on the lake. Suitors will even craft handwritten romantic letters to one another.

The new dating show is developed and produced by Endemol Shine North American in association with Shine TV. Anthony Dominici serves as Executive Producer with Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre, Michael Heyerman for Endemol Shine North America and Susy Price for Shine TV.

As most fans of streaming services know, dating shows continue to be all the rage. Netflix is constantly churning out shows like Too Hot to Handle, Love is Blind, and the upcoming oddity Sexy Beasts. It’ll be interesting to see what Peacock’s series can bring to the table.

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