NBC announced the mastermind of “Downton Abbey,” Julian Fellowes will deliver a new 10-episode drama series, “The Gilded Age,” to NBC in 2019.
The Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe Winner is teamed up with executive producerGareth Neame and shifts his acclaimed upstairs/downstairs storytelling sights across the pond. Fellowes said, “To write ‘The Gilded Age’ is the fulfillment of a personal dream,” he added, “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. 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,” according to NBC’s press release.
In the series, “The Gilded Age” in the 1880s New York City, “Marian Brook is the wide-eyed young scion of a conservative family who will embark on infiltrating the wealthy neighboring family dominated by ruthless railroad tycoon George Russell, his rakish and available son Larry, and his ambitious wife Bertha, whose “new money” is a barrier to acceptance by the Astor and Vanderbilt set. Marian is about to experience a whole new world springing up right outside her front door.”
All the “Downton Abbey” Fans longing for more, have something new to look forward to in 2019.
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