The creator of ‘Downton Abbey’ is working on a 19th Century prequel series
“Downton Abbey” is coming to an end . . . but the show’s creator is talking with NBC about doing a prequel series called “The Gilded Age”.
It would be about the high society families of New York in the late 19th Century . . . with people like Cornelius Vanderbilt, John Jacob Astor, and John D. Rockefeller. One source described it as, quote, “the American Downton.”
Since this is a prequel, creator Julian Fellowes says, quote, “Robert Grantham would be in his early teens, Cora would be a child. A young Violet could make an appearance.” The show isn’t a done deal yet, but it sounds like it’ll happen.
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