Middlemarch: The Series is a brand new comedy/drama LGBTQ+ web series adaptation of George Eliot’s Middlemarch.
Middlemarch: The Series is a romantic web series following a group of students at Lowick College in the fictional town of Middlemarch, Connecticut. Based on George Eliot’s Victorian novel, the web series is a modern, gender-bent take on the classic in a vlog-style.
“It all begins in the fall of Dot Brooke’s sophomore year, when she decides to make a documentary about her life and the lives of her friends. Over the course of six months, the documentary expands to include an eccentric – and gender-bent – cast of characters, who are all just beginning to figure out who they are and what they want.”
The series was produced by a small group of Yale students over the course of the 2016-2017 academic year. It was produced by a one-person crew and a $1,000 budget. The series was created, written, directed, shot, and edited by Rebecca Shoptaw. Shoptaw also happens to be the director behind a number of award-winning short films, such as Sonnet 23 and Infinite Rose. The series stars Mia Fowler as Dot Brooke. Recently finished, the series is now airing on Youtube.