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Amazon visits Fellowes’ Doctor Thorne

ITV drama Dr Thorne

ITV drama Doctor Thorne will join Amazon in the US

Amazon has added the latest period drama from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes to its streaming slate in the US.

Doctor Thorne (3×60′) was adapted from Anthony Trollope’s novel by Academy Award and Primetime Emmy winner Fellowes and airs on ITV in the UK, with Tom Hollander in the lead role.

The miniseries, exploring love, vanity, arrogance and illegitimacy, has been acquired from The Weinstein Company, which picked up North American rights from UK-based Hat Trick International last year.

The show, from the UK’s Hat Trick Productions, is exec produced and written by Fellowes along with Bob and Harvey Weinstein and others. It is scheduled to premiere on Prime Video in the US on May 20.

public_enemy“Doctor Thorne’s multi-layered storytelling coupled with an outstanding ensemble cast is an exciting addition to our line-up,” said Roy Price, VP of digital video and Amazon Studios.

“Prime members have loved having access to Downton Abbey, making each season a top streamed show on Prime Video since 2011, and we hope to make Prime Video the home for even more of Julian Fellowes’ future projects.”

The show, known in the US as Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne, will feature an exclusive introduction from Fellowes, something Price said he hoped to replicate in future.


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