Monday, March 1, 2010

Bridget's back!

We loved and laughed with her in the best selling chick lit novels. We flocked to the cinemas to watch her hilarious love life antics unfold on the silver screen. Now Bridget Jones' Diary looks set to come to the small screen with news of a weekly sitcom underway.

The 2001 romantic comedy and its 2004 follow-up, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, are being reworked for television through a new development deal between NBC Universal and Working Title.

Renee Zellweger who played the unlucky in love Bridget in the film adaptations will not be reprising her role and the hunt is on for a new granny pant wearing, chain smoking "singleton."

Bridget Jones' Diary is not the only successful film Working Title and NBC are planning on converting to TV shows; a number of films from Working Title’s library of over 90 British theatrical releases – which includes Four Weddings and A Funeral, Billy Elliot, Notting Hill, and Nanny McPhee - are to be given the small screen treatment also.

With sales of over 2 million copies for the first novel alone, Bridget is a well loved fiction character and I am definitely a fan. I will be interested to see how the telly series goes - is it something you will tune in to watch? Are you still interested in the quintessentially British Bridget or is it too long since the book and film releases for you? Are you sitting with fingers and toes crossed for the rumoured third movie chronicling Bridget's attempts to get pregnant in her 40s?

1 comment:

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I love Bridget Jones...the books and the movies! I am so hoping that the rumours are true about a third film. As you said, "fingers and toes crossed!"