We all know that Julian Fellowes is very good at British period dramas. He wrote the screen play for the enormously successful Gosford Park, but more recently and more notably he is the creator of Downton Abbey, the 1930s British drama that has made waves on both sides of the Atlantic. Acknowledging his talent, NBC has brought him on board for their new project 'The Gilded Age" which is set to be about the wealths of the American renaissance, according to the Huffington Post.
Set in the New York of the 1880s, the show is expected to exude the opulence of the age. "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," Fellowes said about the era.
"We at the network are all so thrilled to be working with the immensely talented Julian Fellowes, who is universally admired for his critically and commercially appealing productions," Jennifer Salke, Entertainment Chair for NBC, said in a statement. "Having him on our team represents a major creative coup and everyone is looking forward to his first NBC project in 'The Gilded Age.'"
If Fellowes and the team at NBC can reach the heights of Downton Abbey, being an American production with an American budget, no doubt it will take over the world.