Julian Fellowes To Raise The Titanic

In a move that could hardly be described as rocking the boat, Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes is penning a new series for ITV about the sinking of the Titanic.

Fellowes is expected to take a similar approach to that which helped make Gosford Park and Downton Abbey so successful and tell the story from the interweaving perspectives of the upper and lower classes. Plus, seeing as the sinking of the Titanic played an important part in the first series of Downton Abbey, he will hardly be breaking new ground.

An ITV press release says that viewers will be “taken on a heart-wrenching journey through the Titanic’s last hours, as the drama reveals which of the characters they have come to know so well will survive…and which will not.â€? Thrilling stuff.

In fact, given the similarities to his previous work, we won’t be at all surprised if Fellowes decides to call it Downton Abbey on Ice.