Posted Tue May 3, 2016 at 10:15 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The period drama series is set to arrive on the streaming platform later this month.
Amazon has announced the newest addition to its lineup of original shows. 'Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne' is based on the book series by Anthony Trollope. The show stars
"Doctor Thorne's multilayered storytelling coupled with an outstanding ensemble cast is an exciting addition to our line-up," says
The show comes from Oscar and Emmy-winning writer Julian Fellowes ('Downton Abbey') and is being produced by The Weinstein Company. Niall MacCormick is on board as director and Helen Gregory serves as producer.
In the series, Dr. Thomas Thorne (Hollander) lives a quiet life with his niece Mary (Stefani Martini, Endeavour) in the English village of Greshambury, which is ruled with an iron fist by the terrifying Lady Arabella Gresham (Rebecca Front, Humans). But Lady Arabella's world is forever changed when she learns that her beloved son is planning to elope with common-born Mary, rather than follow through on his arranged marriage to the rich American heiress Martha Dunstable (Brie). Unbeknownst to the rest of the town, the prestigious Gresham family has all but lost their fortune after their patriarch Francis Gresham Senior (Richard McCabe, Cinderella) squandered it on one of his many fruitless pursuits; they’re now forced to take loans from drunken millionaire Sir Roger Scatcherd (McShane) in order to survive. Lady Arabella's scheme to regain their fortune through the arranged marriage now seems poised for disaster; but Lady Arabella is not one to be easily dissuaded, and thus resolves to achieve her goal by any means necessary.
"Downton Abbey captivated audiences for six incredible seasons and it's a tremendous thrill to be part of creator Julian Fellowes' next endeavor Doctor Thorne. Amazon Prime is the perfect home to bring Fellowes' beautiful, smart, and creative world to US audiences," said
'Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne' will premiere on Prime Video in the U.S. on
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