Julian Fellowes to pen football drama for Netflix

Downtown Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is to write a new series for Netflix.

The English Game will tell the story of the creation of modern football amongst Etonians (Eton College) and factory workers.

At a recent showcase Netflix’s vice president of International Originals Erick Barmack said, “From the UK we have a six-part drama about the invention of modern football, and how those involved in its creation reached across the class divide to establish the game that’s the world’s most popular sport.”

Fellowes is also behind upcoming period drama The Gilded Age for CBS and Doctor Thorne for ITV.

Source: Radio Times


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