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5 November 27th, 2012 Downton Abbey Creator Jullian Fellowes To Write And Produce New Epic Drama For NBC!

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NBC had come calling from across the sea for Downton Abbey’s creator, Julian Fellowes.  The mastermind of the hit British soap, which has just got its fourth season renewal, has been tapped by the peacock network to write and produce a new epic drama called The Gilded Age.

According to EW.com, NBC describes The Gilded Age as an “epic tale of the princes of the American Renaissance, and the vast fortunes they made — and spent — in late 19th-century New York. ”  In a statement on his new gig Fellowes revealed, “This was a vivid time with dizzying, brilliant ascents and calamitous falls, of record-breaking ostentation and savage rivalry …  a time when money was king.”

The third season of Downton Abbey will begin airing on January 6th in the U.S. and American fans cannot wait for the drama to unfold.  So soapers, would that The Gilded Age be a drama you might check out if it’s from the talented Fellowes? Let us know!

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  1. stephanie says:

    Love Downton Abbey, so I would definitely check out The Gilded Age.

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  2. susan M. says:

    No…..

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  3. Terry says:

    Definitely!

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  4. bc says:

    Yet another soap centering on only white people bec it’s a period piece. Great. This is how hollywood preserves the white establishment and suppresses the presence of racial minorities. They’ll say that they need to keep the cast all white bec of realism. Does hollywood need yet another soap abt white people when every soap already centers around rich families that are white?! Yet hollywood has no problem whitewashing Asian characters from films like “The Last Airbender” and “Dragon Ball Z Evolution” and “All You need is Kill” and “21″ w/c are horrid examples of white privilege. Asian storylines have to be told from white people’s perspectives while soap operas have to center around white families. How are Asian americans going to have more roles when all soaps are for white actors only while white actors get Asian roles! hollywood loves to preserve institutionalized racism. Majority of americans voted for Obama yet hollywood thinks it’ll collapse if they employ Asian americans as lead actors and actresses!

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  5. janet says:

    I just discovered Downton Abby ,and I am intriged by it.Love the show,actors and the love stories are great. I have not been a big fan of British tv before. to dry for me. this this man is a talent.I will watch the Gilded Age. Love this show.

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