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!