Newswire: Alison Brie, Ian McShane to star in Downton Abbey creator’s new series

As Downton Abbey heads into its final season, creator Julian Fellowes is busy with his new post-Downton project: a television adaptation of Anthony Trollope’s Doctor Thorne. According to Entertainment Weekly, the period drama—which will air on the U.K.’s ITV—has found its cast, which includes Tom Hollander, Ian McShane, and Alison Brie. McShane was recently cast in the upcoming season of Game Of Thrones, and Hollander starred in the fantastic British sitcom Rev. More recently, he appeared in Rogue Nation. Brie recently stole hearts in Sleeping With Other People and also voices multiple characters in Netflix’s BoJack Horseman.

Doctor Thorne will follow, well, Dr. Thorne (Hollander). He lives with his poor niece Mary (Stefanie Martini), who falls in love with Frank Gresham (Harry Richardson), a member of a formerly wealthy family that recently lost all of their money. McShane plays railway tycoon Sir Roger …

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