While here in the United States, we have a few more months to wait for season five of the hit British drama, Downton Abbey, ITV and Carnival Films in the U.K. officially announced that “Downton” has been renewed and production will commence for a sixth season!
“We have had an amazing reaction to the story lines, acting and production values of Downton Abbey this year and the whole team is thrilled to be moving ahead with a new season of the show. This will provide audiences with a fresh opportunity to see what will befall our much loved characters,” noted Gareth Naeme Carnival’s Creative Director.
“It is fantastic that ‘Downton’ continues to be such a phenomenon – still the most popular drama on ITV in its fifth series – and we are thrilled to have commissioned a sixth series. We don’t know yet what Julian has planned, but we are looking forward to working with him, the fantastic cast and Carnival again and have no doubt series six will be unmissable,” noted Steve November, ITV’s Director of Drama Commissioning.
The fifth season of Downton Abbey comes to an end this Sunday, November 9th in the U.K. It has been watched by an average of 10.4 million based on consolidated data per episode and will return at Christmas for a festive edition of the drama. Season five will premiere on MASTERPIECE on PBS in the U.S. on Sunday, January 4th 2015.
So are you glad to hear there is even more ‘Downton’ on the way? Do you think they can sustain the level of drama for a sixth season? Comment below!