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'Downton Abbey' Fans Will Love Netflix's New Period Drama Series

'Downton Abbey' Fans Will Love Netflix's New Period Drama Series

For period drama lovers, when the creator of Downton Abbey is tagged on to a brand new project, you take note.

And as is such with Netflix's upcoming drama The English Game, written and executive produced by the hit show's Julian Fellowes, which chronicles the origins of football.

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'The English Game' will chronicle how football was born (Credit: Netflix)
'The English Game' will chronicle how football was born (Credit: Netflix)

Edward Holcroft (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Kevin Guthrie (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones), and Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty) lead an all-star cast for the drama, which will tell the story of how the beautiful game was born.

According to Netflix, the six-part series will "chart the origins of football and how those involved in its creation reached across the class divide to establish the game as the world's most popular sport."

It'll chart how the game crossed class divides (Credit: Netflix)
It'll chart how the game crossed class divides (Credit: Netflix)

James Harkness (Darkest Hour) makes up the cast, along with Niamh Walsh (Jamestown), Gerard Kearns (Shameless), Joncie Elmore (Downton Abbey), Sam Keeley (Anthropoid), Daniel Ings (The Crown), Kate Dickie (Prometheus), Henry Lloyd Hughes (Killing Eve), Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders), Ben Batt (Captain America: The First Avenger), Sylvestra Le Touzel (The Death of Stalin), Harry Michell (Devils) and Anthony Andrews (The King's Speech).

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The series is directed by Birgitte Stærmose (The Spanish Princess) and Tim Fywell (Happy Valley) and produced by Rhonda Smith (Fresh Meat).

Edward Holcroft, Kevin Guthrie, Charlotte Hope and Craig Parkinson make up the all-star cast (Credit: Netflix)
Edward Holcroft, Kevin Guthrie, Charlotte Hope and Craig Parkinson make up the all-star cast (Credit: Netflix)

Fellowes is writing and executive producing, along with Rory Aitken, Eleanor Moran, Ben Pugh and Ben Vanstone as co-exec producers. 42, the company responsible for Watership Down and Traitors, will be producing.

We're looking forward to this one, but for those who can't wait for more Downton Abbey, there's a sequel to the move in the works. You can find out everything you need to know about it here.

The English Game is coming to Netflix on 20th March 2020. We're looking forward to this one.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

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Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.

 

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