While fans await the big screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's mash-up novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, there are novel sequels to help tide over the long wait. Prequel Dawn of the Dreadfuls was released last year to best-selling success, and author Steve Hockensmith is at it again with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After. The P&P&Z Facebook page announced that the book will hit shelves on March 22. Here's the synopsis below.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and its prequel, Dawn of the Dreadfuls, were both New York Times best sellers, with a combined 1.3 million copies in print. Now the PPZ trilogy comes to a thrilling conclusion with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After.
The story opens with our newly married protagonists, Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy, defending their village from an army of flesh-eating “unmentionables.” But the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr. Darcy is nipped by a rampaging dreadful. Elizabeth knows the proper course of action is to promptly behead her husband (and then burn the corpse, just to be safe). But when she learns of a miracle antidote under development in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save her true love—and for everyone to live happily ever after.
Meanwhile, the movie version of P&P&Z has confirmed Mike White as director, but has yet to confirm a cast. Currently, Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy are rumored to be the frontrunners for Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, respectively.