Weinstein Television has acquired the North American rights to Julian Fellowes’ “Doctor Throne.” The miniseries marks the first TV project shepherded by Fellowes since completing work on “Downton Abbey,” which is ending its run after six seasons.
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“Doctor Thorne” stars Ian McShane, Alison Brie, and Tom Hollander. The Victorian drama adapts Anthony Trollope’s novel about the titular Dr. Thorne, his penniless niece, her wealthy love interest, and his status-obsessed mother.
“It’s a tremendous thrill to be a part of Julian Fellowes’ first television outing since ‘Downton Abbey,’ a series we were all such immense fans of. With a script as extremely witty, brilliant, and appealing as this one is, I’m certain ‘Doctor Thorne’ will replicate the passionate fan base and ratings power of ‘Downton Abbey,'” said Harvey Weinstein in a statement about the acquisition.
The exact release date of “Doctor Thorne” is unknown, though it could be as early as late 2015.