‘Downton’ writer Julian Fellowes’ new period drama ‘The Gilded Age’ is finally happening!

Brilliant news for Downton Abbey fans missing their weekly fix of period drama from Julian Fellowes…

Following six years in development, the writer’s new series The Gilded Age has been officially picked up by NBC.

The network has confirmed a 10-episode order for the first season of the show, which will be written by Downton creator Fellowes and executive produced by Downton exec Gareth Neame.

The Gilded Age was first announced in 2012, described as “a Downton Abbey-esque series about the millionaires of 1880s New York.”

Julian Fellowes previously hinted: “This was a vivid time, with dizzying, brilliant ascents and calamitous falls, of record-breaking ostentation and savage rivalry — a time when money was king.”

NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke commented: “We at the network are all so thrilled to be working with the immensely talented Julian Fellowes, who is universally admired for his critically and commercially appealing productions. Having him on our team represents a major creative coup, and everyone is looking forward to his first NBC project in The Gilded Age.”

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection is available to buy now.

Filming on the Downton Abbey movie is rumoured to begin in May, but there’s still no sign of a release date.