According to Deadline, Coleman will play the part of Lydia Wickham, the youngest sister of “Pride and Prejudice” heroine Elizabeth Bennet (played by Anna Maxwell Martin in this adaptation). The story of this three-part suspense serial is based on a P.D. James novel, which in turn derives from the Jane Austen classic novel. Set six years after the end of “Pride and Prejudice,” the action begins when Lydia and her husband George Wickham (Matthew Goode) arrive at the Pemberley estate owned by Elizabeth and her husband, Fitzwilliam Darcy (Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”).
Instead of the planned annual ball, a murder investigation — with Lydia at the center of it — unfolds.
This mini-series will be filmed in Yorkshire (all the better to resemble “Downton Abbey!”) and also stars Trevor Eve, Rebecca Front, James Fleet, Penelope Keith, Joanna Scanlan, Tom Ward, Eleanor Tomlinson and James Norton.
Filming for the BBC One production is set to begin in late June, 2013. There is no set release premiere for “Death Comes to Pemberley” in either Britain or the United States.