The Emmy-award winning British soap opera "Upstairs, Downstairs" is being remade in England with plans for an American TV debut in 2011 after its U.K. run, according to the New York Post.
The saga of the well-to-do Bellamy family, and the lives of their servants, will be a historical drama set in 1936, rather than the previous version which took place at the turn of the century.
Jean Marsh, who co-created the show and played the maid, Rose, will be in the remake. This time around she will be the head housekeeper.
— Allison J. Waldman