How did the distinguished Earl of Grantham, Robert Crawley, hook up with the American Countess Cora? Did he marry for love or her inheritance?

Stay tuned. The “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes is writing a prequel that recounts how the couple first met, the BBC reported Friday.

While currently writing in book form, Mr. Fellowes said at the Bafta Screenwriters’ Lecture series, a TV adaptation is expected. (via A ‘Downton Abbey’ Prequel in the Works -