During the TCA Winter Tour upfront last week, NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt said that Julian Fellowes’ long-gestating period drama “The Gilded Age” may finally be happening.
The story is described as fictional epic of the millionaire titans of New York City in the 1880s. Fellowes was set to create and executive produce the project several years ago, but it was put on hold until Fellowes was done with his commitments to his more famous creation – ITV’s “Downton Abbey”.
Greenblatt says: “I think he’s at a point now where he’s able to start developing and writing our new show. Hopefully this show will be coming to life sometime in the next season.”
This would seem to suggest that maybe “Downton Abbey” is coming to an end. Fellowes has certainly indicated in the past that ‘Downton’, which has already been picked up for a sixth season, probably won’t go on for much longer.