In April 2011, Hank Green (VlogBrothersVidConProject for Awesome) approached Bernie Su (Compulsions, co-host of this very podcast) to discuss the possibility of bringing “Pride and Prejudice” to life for the YouTube generation. Less than a year later, they launched The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and within days the show had already attracted a dedicated fan base and the attention of international media. On this episode of New Mediacracy, we sit down with stars Ashley Clements and Mary Kate Wiles (also of Squaresville), producer Jenni Powell (Video Game Reunion,VidCon), and co-creator/writer/director Bernie Su.

Join NM regular Chris McCaleb as we discuss the meteoric rise of this independent series, the highs and lows of interacting with fans (in and out of character), adapting a beloved novel for the digital age, interactive storytelling, their epic VidCon experiences, Tumblr feelz and so much mor

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