Monday, March 19, 2012
Britain's ITV Studios to follow the successful Downton Abbey with another period drama, Mr. Selfridge.
The United Kingdom's ITV responsible for the brilliant Downton Abbey which South African viewers can see currently on BBC Entertainment (DStv 120, Sundays, 20:30) is making another British period drama entitled Mr. Selfridge that's based on Harry Gordon Selfridge, the entrepeneur who created the department store Selfridge's.
Mr. Selfridge is a ITV Studios production and is set in London in 1909 when a new consumerism swept Britain and women started frequenting shops and department stores with disposable income.
The TV drama is based on the book Shopping, Seduction And Mr Selfridge by Lindy Woodhead. Production on the show will start next month with Kate Lewis as the executive producer.
The first season of Mr. Selfridge will have 10 episodes.