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!

Comments (20)
  1. Robert’s Upton Studio Apartment

  2. Upton Abbey starring Kate Upton

  3. Downton Babies!

  4. I’m not sure the press release writer knows what the word “fascinating” means.

  5. 2 Downton 2 Abbey

  6. Downton Abbeyer: When Robert Met Cora

  7. Downtown Abby

    (It’s a totally different series about a girl named Abigail that happens to live downtown.)

  8. 2 episodes inot the new season and it’s very good, already a vast improvement over S2 (no face-missing imposters, as least not yet).

  9. Ban Debt Now, Yo

  10. I can’t believe nobody has made this joke yet, but here we go:

    Downton Abbey – Legend of Cora.

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