The new age

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brains be­hind hit pe­riod drama Downton Abbey is cre­at­ing a new se­ries for Amer­i­can TV net­work NBC, set in 1880s New York. Writer Ju­lian Fel­lowes’ Abbey has just been picked up for a fourth sea­son and he is now fo­cus­ing his at­ten­tion on 19th cen­tury Amer­ica for what will be his first di­rect US TV se­ries. Fel­lowes, who will write and pro­duce The Gilded Age, says, ‘‘This was a vivid time with dizzy­ing, bril­liant as­cents and calami­tous falls, of record­break­ing os­ten­ta­tion and sav­age ri­valry; a time when money was king.’’ Mean­while, Fel­lowes has also been tipped to host a new UK show about Eng­land’s stately homes.

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