[01/16/15 - 11:17 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 16 Updates include: Gary Sinise to star in "Criminal Minds" spin-off at CBS; NBC eyes "Chicago Med" as latest in "Chicago Fire" franchise; and "Hannibal" season three now set for summer.
STATUS: currently in development (2015-2016 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: script
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, November 2012) NBC and Universal Television have entered into a deal with Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning writer-producer Julian Fellowes ("Downton Abbey," "Gosford Park") to create and produce his next dramatic television series, it was jointly announced today by Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment, and Bela Bajaria, Executive Vice President, Universal Television. Fellowes, creator of "Downton Abbey," will write and produce "The Gilded Age," an epic tale of the princes of the American Renaissance, and the vast fortunes they made -- and spent -- in late nineteenth-century New York. "This was a vivid time," says Fellowes, "with dizzying, brilliant ascents and calamitous falls, of record-breaking ostentation and savage rivalry; a time when money was king."