For those bummed by the end of “Downton Abbey,” there may be solace in the form of a possible new TV show offering another “upstairs, downstairs” dynamic, this one with a Yankee accent.
Former Bloomberg reporter Kate Andersen Brower sold the TV and film rights to her book, “The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House,” to actor Kevin Spacey’s production company, Trigger Street (known for “House of Cards,” “Captain Phillips” and “The Social Network”) and Fox 21 Television Studios.
The potential show will be a fictional and modern take on the staff that powers 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue — but just because it has a HoC lineage, don’t expect Frank Underwood-style political fantasy. Howard Yoon, Brower’s D.C.-based literary agent, says that while there will be “plenty of material for drama” for the TV adaptation, Brower is committed to ensuring the “integrity of the characters and their stories are reflected.”
Under the six-figure deal, first reported by Politico, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly may join as a producer, along with Spacey and Trigger Street President Dana Brunetti, Yoon says.
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