Netflix to Bring Us Lady Chatterly’s Lover

By Lori Perkins


In the wake of the success of the explicit historical romance Brigerton (Netflix’s most successful adaptation yet), they have announced that they are casting Emma Corrin (the actor who played Princess Diana in The Crown) as Lady Chatterly in a new series based on the book that changed obscenity laws in America. Jack O’Connell (the actor who played Cook in Skins) and classically trained Scottish actor Mathew Duckett have also been cast. According to Glamour, Netflix is threatening to make this adaptation ever raunchier than Brigerton and Sex Life combined!


In addition to naming some of the actors cast in the show, Netflix also announced that the director will be Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre who helmed The Mustang, Mrs. America, and The Act. Academy Award nominee David Magee (Finding Neverland, Life of Pi) will adapt the screenplay based on the D.H. Lawrence novel.


The Netflix press release describes the show as “Based on the classic D.H. Lawrence novel, a story well ahead of its time, we follow the life of Lady Chatterley, a woman born to a life of wealth and privilege, who soon finds herself married to a man that she eventually falls out of love with. Lady Chatterley engages in a torrid affair with a gamekeeper on their English estate, discovering more desire and intimacy than she thought possible. When she realizes that she has fallen heart and soul, she breaks all traditions of the day and seeks happiness with the man she loves.”


If you remember your English Lit classes, this novel was banned for years because of all the f- and c-words, as well as its rather explicit descriptions of Mrs. C’s enjoyment of the gamekeeper.


Principle photography begins in the fall in the UK.


We can’t wait!