Julian Fellowes is going to repaint "The Gilded Age" for NBC.
Fellowes, the writer-producer behind PBS' smash period drama "Downton Abbey," will team with NBC for a series about the robber barons who monopolized American business in the 1880s.
"This was a vivid time, with dizzying, brilliant ascents and calamitous falls, of record-breaking ostentation and savage rivalry; a time when money was king," Fellowes said in a statement.
Sounds a bit like today, doesn't it? But viewers should expect the typical Fellowes flourishes, including careful attention to period detail, allusions to historical events and juicy arch-villains.