Downton Abbey fans upset that the show is bowing out will be pleased to hear that the Dowager Countess may again appear on screen.
The Gilded Age is a new drama believed to be focussing on New York high society families in the late 19th century – so it would be a younger Violet if she were to feature.
“Robert Grantham would be in his early teens, Cora would be a child and a young Violet could make an appearance,” Julian told the Mail on Sunday.
Downton will end when the next series finishes, but show bosses admitted they are “contemplating” a film version of the award-winning drama.
The show, filmed at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, features a mixture of established stars including Dame Maggie and helped launch the careers of actors including Michelle Dockery, Lily James and Dan Stevens.