...And we’re off! The success of Downton Abbey (how ’bout that Golden Globe?) was sure to drive other projects that will invariably described as “[insert show name here] meets Downton Abbey.”
In this case, Shonda Rhimes, the woman behind Grey’s Anatomy, is executive-producing a period drama called The Gilded Lillys, which is set in 1895 New York City. The pilot has been picked up by ABC, so there is a chance viewers will actually get to see it. It’s described as “an epic love story that follows the opening of the first luxury hotel in the city and the intermingling of love, treachery and disdain between the classes.”
In other words, Hotel meets Downton Abbey.
Are you interested in seeing more historical dramas, but from this side of the pond? What do you think Downton Abbey does that American television series might not be able to?