"I am absolutely delighted to be working with Masterpiece and Elizabeth McGovern on 'The Chaperone,' based on Laura Moriarty's novel, which is captivating and beguiling and resonant in so many ways," Fellowes added.
"It is a thrill and an honor to be working with Masterpiece and Julian again on his beautiful adaptation of 'The Chaperone,' and to be in the expert hands of director Michael Engler," remarked McGovern.
The British soap opera "Downton Abbey," which also took place around the turn of the last century, ran on PBS for six seasons 2010-15.
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