Death Comes to Pemberley

2013 NR 1 season

Death Comes to Pemberley

2013 NR 1 season
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An adaptation of P.D. James' witty and inventive continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, picking up the story six years after the marriage of Elizabeth and Darcy. Starring Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin.
Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, Jenna Coleman, Matthew Goode, Trevor Eve, Alexandra Moen, Tom Ward, Eleanor Tomlinson, Rebecca Front, James Fleet
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2013) - 1 disc

As preparations are being made for a ball at their magnificent Pemberley home, the discovery of a corpse brings an abrupt and shocking halt to the proceedings and a threat to all that the Darcys hold dear.
Widescreen 1.78:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Death Comes to Pemberley is a period-piece murder mystery that's beautiful, slow, and talky and will positively bore the stuffing out of young viewers. However, there isn't much to worry about should older kids catch a glimpse of the goings-on while Mom and Dad watch. There is some talk of ghosts, and a murder occurs off-screen. A dead body in rigor mortis is shown at length, with a fatal head wound examined and shown. The dead person's loved ones shriek and cry in grief and fear and describe his murder.

Sexual Content

Murky talk of an "attempted seduction" will sail right over young viewers' heads.


Murder is the subject of the miniseries, so it's discussed frequently, with loved ones weeping and screaming in fright or grief. A dead body is shown at length, in graphic detail, but other than that nothing gory appears.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

This period piece is set during a time and in a social milieu when manners and politeness were more important than they are now.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A few scenes take place at pubs or parties with drinks clinking or shown discreetly in the background.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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