Friday, 25 March 2011

Downton Abbey creator Fellowes to write Titanic TV epic

Downton Abbey creator Fellowes to write Titanic TV epic

Julian Fellowes is rapidly turning into a one-man period drama powerhouse.  Not content with giving us the really rather good Downton Abbey (not to mention Gosford Park, Vanity Fair and The Young Victoria) it seems that he is now turning his attention to one of the greatest dramas of the Edwardian period - the sinking of the Titanic.

I think it can go without saying that we are in for a treat, one of fantastic costumes and fashion ideas - not to mention intrigue and action spread over 6 episodes.  Some big names look to be involved and it will be a timely reminder and commemoration of the centenary of the disaster.

Mr Fellowes seems to have the Midas touch when it comes to this sort of programme so I'm sure I will not be alone in anticipating this quite highly.  The story of the Titanic is an enduring one and in 2012 it will have been fifteen years (!) since the James Cameron film, so what with that, the 100th anniversary and Mr Fellowes' recent successes this series could indeed well be "the must-see original drama", as ITV put it.

6 comments:

  1. Oh thanks for notify-ing us.
    I reaaaaaalllllly liked Downton Abbey.
    Am eagerly waiting for the next season.

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  2. Haha, Miss Magpie has beaten me to it- same here!
    Well that’s just grand news, shall be looking forward to that too- lets just hope there isn’t any dodgy special effects in it…. Ah, ever the wet blanket! At least we can always count on him for a good story… Tups x

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  3. 15 years? I'd started to read thinking "it's not so long since the film came out". Sigh. Time flies. The older you get, the quicker.

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  4. I am so excited for this! I absolutely LOVED Downton Abbey!

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