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Series From the Creator of ‘Downton Abbey’ About to Premiere

May 18, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A series is about to bow that may provide some comfort to “Downton Abbey” fans who are feeling a void after the finale of that beloved show. “Doctor Thorne,” from “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes, unspools this Friday, May 20, on the Amazon Prime streaming service.

The series is a three-part 2016 adaptation of the 19th century Anthony Trollope novel, originally made for the U.K.’s ITV. The production, which stars Tom Hollander, Rebecca Front, Stefanie Martini, Harry Richardson and Ian McShane, aired in the U.K. in March.

Calling the show “a soft tonic to ease the discomfort” of “Downton Abbey” fans, Deadline.com’s Dominic Patten says “Doctor Thorne” is “defineably pleasant and full of comfort — no more and no less.”

Patten adds: “With Amazon already home to all six seasons of ‘Downton Abbey’ now, the target market will feel right at home with ‘Doctor Thorne.'”

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