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Another Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Rises

Ready for Dawn of the Dreadfuls?

Success gives way to sequelitis. Quirk Books, the publisher behind Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith’s “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” is prepping the release of the prequel “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls.”

Steve Hockensmith (“Holmes on the Range”) takes over co-author duties, bringing zombies back to Austen’s 19th century England. In this installment, we watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a naive young teenager into “a savage slayer of the undead.”

The concept of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” – which hilariously expands Austen’s source material – has become a hit on the book scene, spawning imitators and inspiring Hollywood to do an upcoming feature film starring Natalie Portman as Bennet.

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls” arrives in March.

Source: Quirk Books