A new high-profile drama series that has been in the works at NBC is moving to HBO. The pay-cable channel announced that “The Gilded Age,” from “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes,” now has a 10-episode order from HBO.
A co-production of HBO and Universal Television, the period drama is created, written and executive produced by Fellowes, with Gareth Neame as executive producer and Michael Engler as director and executive producer.
The project was in the works at NBC in 2012 and again in 2018.
Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming, said in the announcement: “Given the opulent scope and scale of this richly textured character drama, HBO is the perfect home for ‘The Gilded Age.’ We’re all huge fans of Julian and I know I speak for Bob Greenblatt — who was involved in the development of this series while at Universal Television — when I say we’re thrilled to bring his undeniable genius to our viewers.”
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