Amazon released the first trailer of its new period drama “Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne.” Based on the book series by Anthony Trollope, the series stars Tom Hollander, Ian McShane and Alison Brie.
The story follows Dr. Thomas Thorne (Hollander), a man who lives a quiet life with his niece Mary (Stefani Martini) in the English village of Greshambury, which is ruled with an iron fist by the terrifying Lady Arabella Gresham (Rebecca Front). Their lives change when Lady Arabella’s son plans to elope with common-born Mary instead of go through with his arranged marriage to the rich American heiress Martha Dunstable (Brie). What many do not know is that the Gresham family have lost all their riches and Lady Arabella hopes to regain her fortune with the arranged marriage. For this, she will do anything in her powe to keep the plans intact.
“Doctor Thorne” also stars Phoebe Nicholls as Countess de Courcy, Gwyneth Keyworth as Lady Augusta Gresham, Kate O’Flynn as Lady Alexandrina de Courcy, Harry Richardson as Frank Gresham, Cressida Bonas as Patience Oriel, Danny Kirrane as Mr. Moffatt, Janine Duvitski as Lady Scatcherd, and Tom Bell as Lord Porlock.
The drama is directed by Niall MacCormick. Helen Gregory serves as producer and is executive produced and written by Fellowes, The Weinstein Company’s Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Hat Trick’s Mark Redhead, Christopher Kelly and Ted Childs. The Weinstein Company had previously picked up the North American rights to series from Hat Trick International earlier last year. Fellowes’ PBS hit “Downton Abbey” was a huge hit, winning three Golden Globe Awards and 47 other awards.
“Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne” will premiere exclusively for Prime members in the U.S. on May 20.