The Downton Abbey Creator Is Working on a New Show About the Rothschild Dynasty
Rumors of a Downton Abbey reunion film have died down, but that doesn't mean the show's creator, Julian Fellowes, is in need of work. In addition to The Gilded Age, a TV project which will reportedly debut on NBC in 2019, and an adaptation of The Girl on the Landing, Fellowes is developing a series about the Rothschild dynasty, one of the richest families in history. Here's what we know so far:
IT WILL BE CALLED FIVE ARROWS.
According to Deadline, which first broke the news of the series, it will be produced by Jemima Khan. Ian Kelly is reportedly co-writing the script.
THE SERIES WILL BE SET IN THE 19TH CENTURY.
Deadline reports that "The family saga is one of the ultimate rags-to-riches tales, set against the backdrop of war and revolution. It tells the story of how the family came to possess the largest private fortune in the world during the 19th century."
The family's patriarch Nathan Mayer Rothschild created a banking empire after gaining "pre-eminence in the bullion trade during the Napoleonic Wars." The show will reportedly also "tell the story of European Jewry and the triumph over antisemitism."
THE SERIES IS REPORTEDLY IN DEVELOPMENT WITH SKY ATLANTIC.
Any information about when or where it might air in the U.S. or casting details has yet to be shared publicly.
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