Netflix Announces Caitriona Balfe in Adaptation of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Caitriona Balfe Outlander Season 5

Cait has been busy with side projects prior to the the great Covid production break that affected world-wide media crews. There are two upcoming projects you will enjoy, and we hope that after the well received Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance series on Netflix, that there may be a season 2 in the works there as well. Here’s what we know so far:

Caitriona has been in production with Belfast, a film by actor and director Kenneth Branagh set in the turmoil of the Northern Irish town in the late 1960s. Semi autobiographical, it takes place in the city leading up to political upheaval that would become The Troubles in NI in the early 1970s. Balfe plays Ma, to Jamie Dornan’s Pa, with Ciarán Hinds. Look for a very different side of Cait here.

But hold on to your bonnets! It gets better. Caitriona has just been announced as part of the cast for Netflix series of Pride and Prejudice. The Austen classic has been a series and film regular over the years with many acclaimed adaptations. We don’t know yet if this one will be a period piece or contemporary spin, with articles leaning both directions. With the Netflix success of Bridgerton in 2020 being the COVID lockdown binge darling, we’ll see how this production may spin contemporary. The series built much of it’s outlandish plot on a culmination of let’s spin Austen on her head. So look for Netflix to do much of the same. But hold on, it’s a change up.

Along with Balfe, there are rumors that Lily James, playing the lead Lizzie Bennett, Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark, The Nevers), and Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown) have been cast.

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