A genre focused on adapting and modernising works ,usually those in the public domain. Examples of popular source material for literary-inspired webseries include novels by Jane Austen and theatre by William Shakespeare, among many others. This genre also includes webseries that explicitly make significant references to literary authors or include them as characters in the series.
A timeline of the genre's development and the series within its definition.
- April: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries premieres. [April 9, 2012]
- July: TheLydiaBennet spin-off channel begins
- February: The Autobiography of Jane Eyre premiers [Feb 28, 2013]
- March: School of Thrones premiers [Mar 10, 2013] . The Lizzie Bennet Diaries ends [Mar 28, 2013]
- May: Welcome to Sanditon premiers [May 13, 2013]
- July: The Nick Carraway Chronicles premiers [Jul 22, 2013]
- August: Blank Verse premiers [Aug 4, 2013]
- September: Notes by Christine premiers [Sep 3, 2013]
- October: A Tell Tale Vlog premiers [Oct 7, 2013] Emma Approved premiers [Oct 7, 2013]