Is This The New Downton?

A new BBC period drama has been commissioned, which we're hoping will fill Downton's shoes...

With Downton Abbey’s final series hitting our screens this autumn, we
are going to have a massive period-drama shaped hole in our lives come
the new year. But could a new BBC period drama fill that hole?

Although
details are scarce, as the show is still in very early stages of
development, BBC have commissioned a brand new period drama set to rival
the plot and grandeur of Downton Abbey. The drama, ‘Black Diamonds’
will be based on Catherine Bailey’s book of the same name about the
Fitzwilliam family who made billions from the mining industry in the
19th century.

It has been rumoured that the drama could even be
filmed at the old Fitzwilliam estate, Wentworth Woodhouse. The Yorkshire
manor was home to more than 100 staff and servants in the mid-1700s,
and is currently up for sale for £8 million.

We can’t wait to
see what’s in store for this new show – will it be as good as Downton?
Or even better? Hopefully more details coming soon!

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