Julian Fellowes wants 70s version of Downton Abbey

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 April 2015
Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes

Creator of 'Downton Abbey' Julian Fellowes has revealed he would be keen on reviving the ITV drama but have it set in the 70s

A new series of 'Downton Abbey' set in the 70s could be made.

Julian Fellowes, the creator of the ITV drama - which will be come to an end after the upcoming sixth series - is keen for the popular show to return, set in the era of lava lamps, flared trousers and disco balls.

He said: "It would be quite fun if in ten years, when we've all forgotten about it, it came back as 'Downton' struggling in the Seventies or something similar."

And Julian, 65, thinks the son of Matthew and Lady Mary Crawley would take the leading role.

He added: "It could be George Crawley grown up and all sorts of new situations and how these families coped."

Julian - who also hinted it was his decision to end the award-winning show - has admitted he would also be keen on making it into a movie.

He told The Sun newspaper: "Instead of having to tailor it for a television budget, you could really give it some welly."

Meanwhile, when previously confirming the end of the ITV drama, Julian praised the "unique experience" on the show.

In a statement, he shared: "The 'Downton' journey has been amazing for everyone aboard. People ask if we knew what was going to happen when we started to make the first series and the answer is that, of course we had no idea ...

"But I do know how grateful we are to have been allowed this unique experience. I suspect the show will always be a principal marker in most of our careers as we set out from here, and if so, I consider that a blessing and a compliment."

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