New Brideshead Adaptation “Shelved”

According to the entertainment news website IndieWire, Luca Guadagnino has confirmed in an interview that the planned TV series remake of Brideshead Revisited has been shelved. Here’s an excerpt from the story by Samantha Bergeson:

…director Guadagnino […] confirmed that his remake of 1980s drama series “Brideshead Revisited” is officially shelved. The series was set to star Andrew Garfield, Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, and Rooney Mara for BBC.

The story was also reported on the website Theplaylist.net which concluded: “The reason for the project’s discontinuation wasn’t provided but given the high-profile cast, scheduling could have been a problem.” 

There is no reported comment from BBC or HBO who were originally identified in the Daily Mail as the producers of the series. But then, so far as I am aware, they never issued any formal announcement of their plans either.

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