‘Downton Abbey’ season 6: Could Joanne Froggatt, Michelle Dockery, someone else cross over to ‘Gilded Age’?

While it may not be the most discussed story these days, most diehard fans of “Downton Abbey” probably do remember at this point that show creator Julian Fellowes has another project lined up at NBC in “The Gilded Age.” At the moment, his participation over there is really just a question of when he will go over to write it.

Fellowes has already said that he will not begin work on the project until his time with the ITV series is done, and there is no real sense right now as to when that will be. We feel like the ending is probably not extremely far away, but Fellowes is not being open to talk about that. What he is more open to say, though, is that he would be interested in potentially re-using some of the former show’s stars in the event that the want to do some “Gilded Age” appearances. Just see what he had to say to the Radio Times:

“They can’t be the same people because Gilded Age is much earlier. It’s in the 1870s, so none of them would be born … But I’d love to work with them again. What a good idea. One or two familiar faces just to make [American viewers] feel at home!”

This is something that many showrunners do in order to ensure that viewers feel acquainted with a new series. For example, Ryan Murphy tends to work with familiar people across many of his series. While we know that people like Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, and Joanne Froggatt are going to be very busy, wouldn’t it still be nice to see them appear on another Fellowes series?

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