For those who can’t get enough of the people of Downton Abbey, there was some news from the series creator this week that has fans abuzz in both the U.K. and the U.S. “Downton” Creator Julian Fellowes says he has a prequel in the works that will chronicle the love story between Robert and Cora.
At the BAFTA Screenwriting Lecture , Fellowes revealed, “I do have an idea of doing a prequel of the courtship between Robert and Cora. It is a fascinating time when the Buccaneers were coming to England and marrying aristocrats.”
Fellowes reminded the audience in attendance that the character of Cora “was in love with Robert before they married, but that it took him about a year to fall in love with her.” He went on to say, “He married her purely for the money. I think that is something he came to feel quite guilty about.”
The brains behind the success of the sudsy drama then stated that initially he was planning the story as a novel to accompany the series, but it’s likely ITV will adapt it for television too. He also says he has other ideas for “Downton” characters in a film or on stage, but that those plans will have to wait until the television series run has been completed.
Downton Abbey will premiere it; new season in January 2013 here in the U.S. So soapers, would you be interested in more “Downton” programming? Let us know!