Welsh actor Matthew Rhys has been cast in the iconic role of Mr. Darcy for BBC’s upcoming miniseries Death Comes to Pemberley, Deadline reported Monday.
The three-part project, Pemberley, is based on P.D. James’ novel of the same name, which acts as a sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The story takes place six years after the events of the original novel: Elizabeth Bennet’s sister Lydia arrives at her home unannounced, claiming that her husband George Wickham has been murdered. The Darcys quickly find themselves tangled in a web of lies and deceit that threatens their idyllic lives.
Rhys joins the previously cast Anna Maxwell Martin as Elizabeth and Matthew Goode as Mr. Wickham.