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The Lizzie Bennet Diaries proved that fictional stories can be told through video blogs. What's Next!?
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries proved that fictional stories can be told through video blogs. What's Next!?
7,158 backers pledged $462,405 to help bring this project to life.



Less than six hours after we launched a 30-day Kickstarter we have reached our $60,000 goal. This was beyond any of our expectations and we are extremely grateful. This Kickstarter is still alive and well though, and we have lots of work to do making sure that we can fulfill the high level of interest in this project. And there may very well be some more rewards and flex bonuses as we move forward.

But, for now, I just wanted to say thanks.


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      Erin Garrett on

      I loved the show! Thank you guys for doing such an awesome job!

    2. Nadine F. on

      I second the Blu-ray option, I would love to get a Blu-ray of this!

    3. Jim Slaughter on

      Have you considered what it would cost to make a Blu-Ray version of LBD? Seeing as the show was shot in HD, I'm not super excited about getting a Standard-Definition version of the show on DVD. I would happily up my pledge if Blu-Ray becomes an option.

    4. Sally Trufan Vegso on

      Sorry typo - "your" company!

    5. Sally Trufan Vegso on

      LBD was the first web series I watched and it was so much fun to be part of something as it was happening! All the writers and actors and behind the scenes people did an amazing job. The emotionally abusive relationship between Wickham and Lydia was done so incredibly well. It went beyond theater, it was an important social message and I applaud ou for that. I was so happy to be able to help this and future creative projects with Pemberley Digital. BTW LOVE that you kept that name for our company!

    6. Katie Kennedy on

      This is AMAZING! YAY for 224,000 and growing! (was reading back over the comments... realized I made a SUPER error. It was late and CLEARLY I can't type. definitely meant 200 year old classic... oops.)

    7. Katie Rowland on

      Thank you Hank! and everyone else involved in LBD... It has been amazing! I check my youtube subscriptions everyday, just in case another video is uploaded!

      On a side note I would just like to second what Monique White said:
      "If there are stretch bonuses in talks, I'd like to propose that maybe the DVDs would be signed? Since the same edition will be on sale later in the DFTBA store, the signed copies would be extra-nifty Kickstarter exclusives? Just tossing that out there."

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      Kimberly Storbeck on

      Hank - Thank you for a great series. I had been wondering how it was funded and if there was a way to support it and then this kickstarter appeared. I'm glad to know the actors, writers and others who worked on the series will get some royalties, they very much deserve it.

    9. Sara Lilley on

      This is the first time I have ever contributed to a Kickstarted fund. (Yay for being employed!) I haven't even watched this yet but I've been wanting to and then the Kickstarter happened. . . :D Congratulations and still 30 days left! So Amazing.

    10. Rohan Currie on

      I second (third? fourth? I'm not sure at this point) the prospect of having things like the LDB ed. of P&P available as add-ons to our pledges. I've already backed at a higher tier and I'd really love an excuse to throw more money at you guys. Even though I watch an hour or so of web videos each morning when I get up, this has been the only series where I will always watch it first and make time for it even if I'm in a rush that morning.

      Hank and all the rest of the cast and crew, you've done something amazing here and I just want to support it in whatever way I can.

    11. "Filkertom" Tom Smith

      Hee hee. I didn't find the Kickstarter until you'd already tripled your initial goal. I suspect Pemberly Digital is going to be doing juuuuust fine on this one.

      If I may make a comment on the prospective DVD cover design? I really think you should use your already-established (and very well-designed) logo. It simply looks better, and draws equal attention to Lizzie's name and the diary aspect, rather than having the somewhat generic "script script DIARIES" which forces you to look harder at it just to figure out what it is. < /.02 >

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      Bee on

      I am so happy you met your goal. Holy crap fandom! Anywho, I was just commenting to let you guys know that I hope that there are captions in the dvds. I am hard of hearing and have to watch things really loudly or several times to understand what is being said. Having captions would be definitely helpful to me and others who might be hard of hearing.

    13. Elizabeth Stuart Kasper on

      I think we all want to feel like we're part of something this awesome. Thanks for the literal opportunity. I also echo some other commenters: could you make the new P&P book available for purchase for those who won't receive it in their reward bracket? It sounds great! DFTBA!

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      Camille Rimato on

      Hank, THANK YOU. Seriously, I have never felt so happy to pledge money before. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is the best web series I have watched. It brought me so much joy. Can't wait for the next project. :)

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      Megan on

      the money i gave is nothing compared to the amount of happiness TLBD has given me. so thank you to everyone involved in this because it is amazing what you've done

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      Jade on

      You might just reach 3x your goal before the day is out! You created a great product, and we love you for it!

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      Amanda Conger on

      So excited about this! I've been waiting for the DVD release and you all have not disappointed. And the book! Hurrah!

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      Laura on

      Someone suggested the best flex/stretch bonus ever: if over X amount is pledged, Domino will develop a bug and "accidentally" post hidden-camera footage of Wickham getting clocked by Darcy.

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    20. Maxwell LaChance on

      I seriously can't wait for this and to share it with even more people. I do have a question though, is there a way to get the LBD edition of PP added as an optional item? Because I want the book and one of the higher levels...

    21. Rosie McFarland on

      No, thank you Hank. You are revolutionizing the way stories are told. I only wish I could be a part of it in a more substantial way.

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      Morgan Burris on

      OMG! we literally doubled the amount you wanted! OMG!

    23. Mary Brooke on

      Worth every penny!

    24. Patti Husbands on

      I am so excited to finally be able to contribute! Can't wait for what's next!!

    25. Lauren Deaner on

      Seriously? Thank YOU! You guys are the ones who made this amazing show that we all love so much! This is just us showing our gratitude.

    26. Thalita de Carvalho Pereira on

      Don't thank us Hank. We thank you and everyone that was a part of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries project for your amazing work. The reason you people got more than you asked for in less than a day is that we believe in your work after what you have already done!

    27. Laura Jane Smith on

      it's us who should be thanking you, what you've done with this has become part of out lives and we cant wait for more.

    28. Katie Kennedy on

      Thank YOU for coming up with a unique modern day spin on a 100 year old classic! :)

    29. Monique White on

      If there are stretch bonuses in talks, I'd like to propose that maybe the DVDs would be signed? Since the same edition will be on sale later in the DFTBA store, the signed copies would be extra-nifty Kickstarter exclusives? Just tossing that out there. *Goes back to lurking in embarrassment*

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      Alex Demartino on

      90k in less than half a day? This is beyond words how amazing that is and how much the LBD deserve it, I hope it gets to at least 500k if not a 1000k. Thank you so much for this amazing show!

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      Tomasina Wallman on

      Well done guys! oh my god I think you underestimated the fans by a long shot haha!

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      Amy Savage on

      I checked out Karen Kavett's work and I AM EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK.

    33. Dani Snell on

      80,000 +! That's freakin' awesome!!! :D So thrilled to be a part of this project and I CANNOT WAIT to get the DVDs in my hands? My DVD player? You know what I mean... [grabby, grabby hands]


    34. Nancy F. on

      Excited to have a chance to say thanks to all involved in the project by paying them for their work. Also, DVDs! Books! Awesome.

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      Jen McDonnell on

      Happy to contribute! You've been providing one of my favourite sources of entertainment for almost a year now.

    36. Alicea Porterfield-Brock on

      I've been watching the pledge amount climb and it's AWESOME!!

    37. Debra MacArthur on

      so happy you have made your goal and then some...P&P has always been a fav of mine.. this modern adaptation is worth the pledge. Thank you to all involved in the Lizzie Bennet Diaries project and for those yet to come. Your talent is shining through!

    38. Emma Foreman on

      You're welcome, and thank you very much for doing the dvd.

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      Laura on

      Just so excited to be a part of it. SO excited.