Julian Fellowes

ITV readies new drama from Downton Abbey creator

ITV has greenlit Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ adaptation of his novel Belgravia. NBCUniversal-backed Carnival Films, the makers of Downton Abbey, are to produce the period drama. Published in 2016, Belgravia is set in the 1840s and follows the social mixing of established London elite with emerging industrial nouveau riche. The story begins on the […]

Netflix to launch new Euro originals including Julian Fellowes drama

Netflix is set to launch a new string of European originals including a Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) football drama and its first Dutch original. The Fellowes drama will see Netflix and London and LA-based prodco 42 look at football from a class perspective, featuring both Etonians and factory workers alike. For its first Dutch series, […]

Weinsteins pick up new Julian Fellowes series

The Weinstein Company has picked up US rights to Doctor Thorne, the new period drama from Downton Abbey scribe Julian Fellowes. The series will play on ITV in the UK and TWC has taken US and Canada rights. The US firm inked a similar deal for another British drama, Peaky Blinders, which it reps in […]

ITV’s Downton Abbey shutting down

UK broadcaster ITV is to end its cash-spinning period drama Downton Abbey after its sixth season. The Julian Fellowes-penned show has been a boon for ITV, America’s PBS and producer Carnival Films, which jointly made the announcement yesterday, and is the most-watched UK drama of the past decade. Soapy Downton follows the lives of an […]

Using the UK tax credit to boost trans-Atlantic relations

Patrick Irwin, Justin Thomson-Glover and Louisa Spring – the principals of London and LA-based exec-production, coproduction and financing consultancy Far Moor – discuss how the introduction of the UK TV tax credit should be used to benefit the business on both sides of the Pond. The US cable networks are now looking at their development […]

Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes developing NBC series

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is developing a period drama for US network NBC. This marks the latest step in Fellowes’ relationship with NBC Universal; ITV drama series Downton Abbey is produced by NBCU-owned Carnival Films and distributed by NBC Universal International Television Distribution. Fellowes, who also wrote feature film Gosford Park, will create and […]