A new drama about the Pre-Raphaelties for BBC Two (article link). Hopefully it will make its way across the pond. Fingers crossed!
Via BBC News: “The BBC says the six-part series will show the men striving to find fame, fortune and “quite a bit of sex along the way”.
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood formed in 1848 as a reaction to what they saw as the historical painting of the Royal Academy.
Executive producer Kate Harwood said: “Desperate Romantics paints a modern, vivid and irreverent portrait of this group of painters whose attitude to the establishment makes them comparable to the punks a hundred years later.”
A BBC spokeswoman said the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood were like “the boy band of the 19th century”.”