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Downton Abbey Renewed For Season 5!



‘Downton’ lives on for a fifth season!  The period piece, which recently wrapped its fourth season in Great Britain raking an average audience of 11.8 million viewers, won’t see its return in the U.S. till Jan. 5.   But British broadcaster ITV has just given the green light for a fifth visit to Downton Abbey!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Though a ‘Downton’ renewal was more than likely, given the series’ massive international popularity, it was not obligatory. The series has lost two cast members in the last year — including one, Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley), due to the lack of commitment required of TV actors in the U.K. — and the production is demanding on Oscar-winning Fellowes, who remains a hot commodity outside of the series.”

“As American audiences ready themselves for the January 5th premiere of season four, our devoted ‘Downton‘ fans will rest easy knowing that a fifth season is on the way,” said Masterpiece EP Rebecca Eaton.

Though Downton Abbey‘s fourth season is technically in the can in the U.K., the annual Christmas special — which will conclude the U.S. run on February 23 — has yet to air.  Downton Abbey is a Carnival Films and Masterpiece co-production, with EP Julian Fellowes still shouldering all of the writing duties.

Are you excited to hear Downton Abbey will have a fifth season?  Comment below!

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Excellent news!

I am so looking forward to the next season roll on January

The news of a fifth season is a most welcome one, however, there is mention in the British press of it possibly being the last. I hope that it is simply chatter, although Julian Fellowes is presently busy at work on what is being dubbed the “American Downton,” a period piece for Yank television that will focus upon the Vanderbilts in the late 19th century, which is indeed good to hear!!! In the past, I’ve also read rumors of him bringing the original “Abbey” to the big screen once the series production has ceased. Hence, all in all, it sounds as though this type of top-notch entertainment should continue on an indefinite, if slightly different, basis for the foreseeable future!

Absolutely! watering at the mouth for the new season.

Or foaming?

Yes, love this show!!

Yeah!!! I am so excited and so in love with Downton Abbey!!!!!


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‘Downton Abbey 2’: Big-Screen Sequel Announced & Coming For Christmas

So many of us loved the soap opera that was Downton Abbey when it aired on PBS and ITV for six seasons.  Then, a few years later in 2019, the highly-awaited Downton Abbey movie hit movie theatres near you.

Now comes word from Focus Features that a big-screen sequel is in the works and is slated for release this Christmas in December of 2021.

In a social media announcement, the film company shared: “We’re thrilled to announce that Julian Fellowes and the entire Downton cast are back for #DowntonAbbey2, with Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West joining! See the film in theaters this Christmas.”

While, of course, no plot has been teased or given away, Fellowes will write the screenplay, with Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) set to direct.

“There’s no place like home for the holidays, and we can’t imagine a better gift than getting to reunite with Julian, (producer) Gareth Neame and the entire Downton family in 2021 to bring the Crawleys back home for their fans,” said Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawsk in a statement.

So, excited to see your favorites and some potential new ones in the all-new Downton Abbey Movie later this year? Comment below.

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DOWNTON ABBEY THE MOVIE: Official Trailer Released

Finally, Downton Abbey fans get a preview of the upcoming motion picture that is set for release in theatres on September 20th.

What we know is that the The film is set in 1927 and the plot revolves around the King and Queen of England coming to the estate for a visit and so … the Crawleys must prepare their arrival.  In fact, they have to bring back Mr. Carson to help!

Featured in the trailer are series stars, who are also back for the film: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Joanne Froggatt, Jim Carter and Maggie Smith.

Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the script and Michael Engler will serve as director. Engler directed the two-hours series finale.

As fans know, Downton Abbey ran on PBS Masterpiece for six seasons here in the U.S.

Check out the trailer, and then let us know if you are excited to see the movie? Comment below.

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‘Downton Abbey’ The Movie Releases Its First Trailer

Now here’s a huge teaser that will get you wanting to see more!  Those of us who loved the British period soap opera, Downton Abbey, which came to a conclusion after its sixth season on PBS here in the United States, will finally get their wish when the film version hits in 2019.

As previously reported, the series executive producer Gareth Naeme said about the film,  “We aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

Look for the film to land in movie theatres on Friday, September 20th, 2019, with it debuting internationally the week prior on Friday, September 13th.

Most of the cast is intact including: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, David Haig, Geraldine James, Robert James-Collier, Simon Jones, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lesley Nicol, Kate Phillips, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton.

Julian Fellowes once again writes the script for the film for the characters he created for the TV series.

Now check out the first trailer below, when just hearing that memorable opening theme song, it brought us back to the drama and the romance of Downton Abbey.

Let us know if you are thrilled to know that the movie is set for release …. and if you are looking forward to seeing what happens to the Crawleys and others in the next chapter of their story when the movie comes your way via the comment section below.

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