Netflix has announced a new batch of European original dramas at press event in Rome.
These include a six-part drama from Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes and an eight-part comedy created by and starring Idris Elba.
UK indie 42 (Watership Down) is producing Fellowes’ series The English Game, which Netflix VP of international originals Eric Barmack said was about “the invention of modern football and how its creation reached across the class divide”.
He added that the series would be “part-Etonians, part-factory workers”.
The drama was one of a