This fact, gentle readers, is about to change.
It is our privilege today at The Day Dream (the number one Scarlet Pimpernel blog on the world wide Web) to announce the production of Masked, a brand-new literary web series, based on none other than... you guessed it... The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Co-creators Amy Dashwood and Alexandra Rovirosa have been developing this project since January 2014, and though it's still not ready to be seen by the adoring public, we felt it ought to be announced sooner rather than later. Masked will air on YouTube in summer 2015, presenting the modernized story of The Scarlet Pimpernel in weekly installments for the digital age.
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Masked will delve into the backstory and conflicts surrounding Margot James, an aspiring actress struggling to get her sister Suzanne into college while dealing with the long-term consequences of her father's shady past. The world of organized crime is far from dead in 21st-century America, yet one young daredevil known only as the Scarlet Pimpernel is slowly but surely infiltrating the darkest depths of inner-city drug rings to rescue victims and addicts. Caught up in hero-worship of a man brave enough to stand up against immorality and injustice, yet still dogged by the choking influences of her controlling godfather (smuggling ringleader Paul Reynard), all Margot wants is to get away from her past and start a new life for her sister. But when romance starts to blossom in an unlikely place and a regrettable decision earns her the pursuit of her biggest dream, Margot's fairy-tale ending seems a little too good to be true. And when Paul approaches her with an unavoidable decision carrying terrifying implications, Margot is caught between an "either" and an "or" that challenges everything she's tried to stand for and the people she loves most in the world.
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