Channel 4 To Launch New Romeo And Juliet Wedding Show Including Couples Who Face Racism And Homophobia


CHANNEL 4 will launch a Romeo and Juliet-style wedding series which will see soon-to-be married couples face prejudices like racism, homophobia and ageism.

Bride and Prejudice sees the couples seeking to win their families’ support for their relationship and address the disapproval of their loved ones who are against the match.

Alamy The show will explore star crossed lovers like Romeo and Juliet as they overcome their families’ prejudices.

The five part series will follow the partners in the run up to the wedding as they try to win over loved ones who have a range of prejudices from racism to homophobia and classism to ageism.

The families will battle it out over the issues and will find out if their family members have overcome them and and turned up to the wedding.

Lucy Leveugle, acting head of factual entertainment at Channel Four, said: “Bride and Prejudice looks at issues ripe and relevant in Britain today through the prism of Romeo and Juliet story of star-crossed lovers and their families.

“The series is as much about the underlying bonds within these families as the conflict that these issues raise.”

Alamy The five part series will explore racism, homophobia, and ageism

Universal The show’s name is a play on Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice

Getty – Contributor The newly weds will find out if they’ve won over the family member if they turn up to the ceremony

Film Company The show also shares a name and theme with the 2004 Bollywood film Bride and Prejudice

William Shakespeare’s famous play Romeo and Juliet saw the young lovers have to run away and escape their feuding Capulet and Montague families to marry, only for their loved ones to overcome their prejudices after their children’s tragic deaths.

The show’s name is a pun on Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice which sees Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy fall in love and marry after overcoming initial prejudices about each other.

It also shares it’s name with the Bollywood remake of the classic love story which sees the couple Lalita Bakshi and William Darcy fall in love after overcoming cultural differences.

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