Thursday, January 22, 2015

Julian Fellowes: The cast of Downton Abbey could star in The Gilded Age

By Ellie Walker-Arnott
Thursday 22 January 2015 at 12:28PM

Julian Fellowes' forthcoming American drama, The Gilded Age, may look very familiar.

It seems the man at the helm of Downton Abbey is keen for cast members to take a trip across the pond.

"They can't be the same people because Gilded Age is much earlier. It's in the 1870s, so none of them would be born," Fellowes told at the National Television Awards last night. "But I'd love to work with them again. What a good idea. One or two familiar faces just to make [American viewers] feel at home!"

Fellowes reiterated that The Gilded Age will coincide with the Crawleys demise - "I won't do Gilded Age until Downton is done" - but was quick to dispel recent rumours that he is poised to start working on the NBC drama.

"Everyone always keeps announcing that it's about to happen, but I've had that for about four years now."

Even so, Fellowes is excited about his latest project for US network NBC: "I am interested to do another series, because Downton was the first series I'd ever written.

(So glad Julian wants to keep some familiar faces on Gilded Age just for us kooky Yanks, cause you know we will get all hissy if we don't see Mrs. Hughes ever again. - K. Wasylowski)


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