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'Downton Abbey' creator to work on film's sequel after 'The Gilded Age' shoot

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Published Jan 19, 2020, 12:49 pm IST
Updated Jan 19, 2020, 12:49 pm IST
Julian Fellowes said the show became a phenomenon after it started airing in the US, following which it was adapted to film
The accomplished British actress Dame Maggie Smith plays the Dowager Countess in Downton Abbey, a character memorable for her acerbic wit
 The accomplished British actress Dame Maggie Smith plays the Dowager Countess in Downton Abbey, a character memorable for her acerbic wit

Los Angeles: Julian Fellowes, the creator of popular British period drama "Downton Abbey", says a follow-up to the show's film adaptation will be in the works once he has finished writing "The Gilded Age".Fellowes said he is currently in the pre-production stage for the long-gestating drama series for HBO and expects to shoot later this year, reported Deadline.

Asked when he would start writing a movie sequel, he quipped, "Give us a break, gov. Not until I've finished the scripts for 'The Gilded Age'."

 

He was speaking on the sidelines of Winter TCA press tour.

"The Gilded Age" is a 10-part series about the millionaire titans of New York City in the 1880s and now a co-production between Universal TV and HBO.

It stars the likes of Christine Baranski of 'The Good Wife', Cynthia Nixon of 'Sex and the City', Amanda Peet and Morgan Spector.

Talking about "Downton...", Fellowes said the show became a phenomenon after it started airing in the US.

"That was a lovely magic carpet because it's possible for people to go through a quite successful career in show business and never have one of these phenomena. I felt we were all very lucky and very privileged," he added.

The film "Downton Abbey" released last year.

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