The Makers Of ‘Downton Abbey’ Have A New Period Drama In The Works

To fill 'The Crown'-shaped void in our lives

Before The Crown became a worldwide obsession, lovers of period dramas got their fix from another British series: Downton Abbey.

And now, that show’s creator, Julian Fellowes, is set to write a brand new period drama for us to sink our teeth into: The Gilded Age. Downton‘s executive producer Gareth Neame is also on board in the same role.

Set in late nineteenth-century New York, The Gilded Age centres around the lavish lifestyle of heiress Marian Brook, in a world of, according to a statement shared with Variety“huge fortunes made and lost, and of palaces that spanned the length of Fifth Avenue.”

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“I have been fascinated by this period of American history for many years and now NBC has given me the chance to bring it to a modern audience,” Fellowes says in a statement. “I could not be more excited and thrilled. The truth is, America is a wonderful country with a rich and varied history, and nothing could give me more pleasure than be the person to bring that compelling history to the screen.”

The show is currently slated for a 2019 release.

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