Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes may be turning his back on the hit TV series.
It is believed Dorset-based Fellowes may concentrate on his US writing commitments instead with The Gilded Edge.
He told the New York Times: ‘If I’m doing a series at NBC, I would not be able to write all of Downton... If Downton goes on, then it would be with other writers.’
"The only thing is, I know I would not be able to write 11 hours of Downton and 10 hours of The Gilded Age, or whatever it is, side by side."
"My own belief is that these things have a life. And one of the tricks is to recognise when it's time to come to an end. But we haven't made a decision when that will be. Some things go on for 20 years, don't they, but I just don't see Downton being one of them."