OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG. Hold onto your butts! Get ready to be catapulted into your weekend flying on the projectile wings of the news about a possible Downton Abbey prequel from Julian Fellowes you guyyyyeeeesss! Take a deep breath! Sit down! Spit out your gum! From The Daily Mail:
‘I do have an idea of doing a prequel of the courtship between Robert and Cora,’ he said at the Bafta Screenwriting Lecture.
‘It is a fascinating time when the Buccaneers were coming to England and marrying [aristocrats].
‘Cora was in love with him before they married but as we know he only fell in love with her about a year after they married.
‘He married her purely for the money. I think that is something he came to feel quite guilty about.’ Fellowes said he was initially planning the tale to be a novel to accompany the series, but is likely ITV will to adapt it for television too.
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat! A novel to accompany the series first? LIKE ANYONE WANTS TO READ A BOOK? Put that shit in images in front of my face on a TV, like I want it! And make sure to give it a good name, like Saved By The Bell: The College Years, except reverse. My ideas are these:
- Downton Abbey: Gotta Get That Paper
- Downton Abbey: Don’t Be Downt’n My Love
- Downton Abbey: The Early Years, Earlier Than You’d Even Think
- Downton Abbey: Downton Abbey With No Thomas, Finally
- Downton Abbey: Downtown Abbey
- Downton Abbey: Possibly Featuring Bates Without A Limp
- Downton Abbey: Not Too Shabby
All good! I CAN’T WAIT! Also, has anyone been illegally (or legally) watching the current season of Downton Abbey? I have not. Is it good? Is it bad? Is Thomas a ghost? Let me know!