Fellowes, who has written the forthcoming movie based on the ITV period drama, is working on a series about The Royal Collection, which is the art collection of the British Royal Family and is the largest collection in the world.
It marks Syco’s first move into scripted drama in the UK, having had huge success with entertainment formats such as The X Factor and Got Talent.
Nigel Hall, Syco’s Global Head of TV, told Deadline that it had struck a development deal with Fellowes, who is also working on The Gilded Age for NBC. “We’re doing story behind portraits in the royal collection. This came out of conversations about every great film like The Duchess. The portraits hang in the royal collection and