01.12.2022

Jane Austen’s Emma is the hotly-anticipated period drama you *need* to see

Set for release on the 14th February 2020, Emma is described as a “glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up”.

The coming-of-age story follows an entitled, wealthy and restless young woman who, unchallenged in her sleepy hometown, must adventure through several doomed romances before realising her true love has been there all along.

2019 has been the year book-to-movie adaptations hit the mainstream and it looks like the trend is set to bolster into the New Year with the upcoming reimagining of Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma.

Ahead of the period drama’s forthcoming release, Universal have dropped the first trailer and we cannot stop swooning over the fashion. Lace parasols, feathered hats and lavish silk gowns… this is a film after our bank account.

Meanwhile, the film boasts a stellar cast to feast your eyes on. The Miniaturist’s Anya Taylor-Joy who stars in the title role and her A-list co-stars Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart and Josh O’Connor.

Anya took to Instagram to celebrate the trailer’s release. Posting a still image from the film, the actress wrote: “Delectable?? First look at @emmafilm … my HEART people. Teaser Trailer dropping TODAY!”

This is not the first time Jane Austen’s Emma has been adapted for the screen. In fact, there have been several adaptations including a BBC mini-series starring Kate Beckinsale and the 1995 rom-com Clueless which offered the ultimate modern interpretation of the classic novel.

While it’s hard to believe anything can top iconic duo Cher and Dionne, we have a feeling this adaptation will be a strong contender.

When Does the Lizzie McGuire Reboot Come Out? Thankfully, Filming Is Already Underway

Lizzie McGuire is returning to our TV screens, and we couldn’t be more pumped. In August, it was announced that Disney+ would be rebooting the beloved Disney Channel franchise for a brand-new series that follows a 30-year-old Lizzie navigating life in NYC. Though an official release date hasn’t been announced yet, it’s likely we won’t have to wait too long to be reunited with our teenage hero now that filming is officially underway.

Production for Disney+’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series this year started on Feb. 15, and the first season was eventually released on Nov. 12. If Lizzie McGuire follows a similar filming schedule, that could put the release date sometime around July 2020.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been getting even more exciting tidbits about the upcoming series. In addition to getting glimpses of Lizzie’s new style during filming, there have been quite a few big casting announcements. The entire McGuire family – Jake Thomas, Hallie Todd, and Robert Carradine – are reprising their roles for the reboot, along with Adam Lamberg as Lizzie’s childhood best friend, Gordo. Needless to say, we’re counting down the days until we’re reunited with Lizzie and the gang!

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