Coming Soon: 'American Downton Abbey'
Julian Fellowes writing 'The Gilded Age' for NBC
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2012 10:19 AM CST
This image released by The Mount shows author and creator of the "Downton Abbey" series, Julian Fellowes.   (AP Photo/ Lee Everett courtesy of The Mount)

(Newser) – We've got an early Christmas present for Downton Abbey addicts: The show's creator, Julian Fellowes, is writing a sort of American version of the show, the Telegraph reports. The Gilded Age will look at the lives of wealthy New York society members in the 1880s. NBC has commissioned the "epic tale of the princes of the American Renaissance and the vast fortunes made—and spent." Fellowes is working on the pilot and a fourth season of Downton simultaneously.

"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,” said Fellowes of the era. NBC says it's "thrilled" to be working with Fellowes.

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whattodo
Dec 3, 2012 1:30 PM CST
Have to wonder if one of Michelle's antecedents was a Servant / Slave of one of these Rich Families.
jeangnome
Nov 29, 2012 6:09 AM CST
"a time when money was king" Always has been and always will be!
ronimaca
Nov 28, 2012 11:11 AM CST
I love the idea. I can't wait.