Sep 28 2012 11:33am

Downton Abbey Might Have a Prequel!

Lord and Lady GranthamOoh! A young Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, and Cora Levinson?

The Telegraph reports that Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is planning to write a prequel to the British drama about the courtship between Lord Grantham and his American wife, Cora. We know from the show that the Earl only fell in love with Cora after they were married—he pursued her initially for her fortune.

Fellowes says, “They had a slightly troubled courtship, because she was in love with him before they married, as we know, and he married her entirely for her money. “I sort of feel there’s something quite nice in there because he’s a decent cove, and so he feels rather guilty about this.”

The prequel will air only after Downton Abbey has finished its own run.

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