Ring for Carson! Sound the dressing gong! ITV and Carnival Films has just confirmed that Downton Abbey has been renewed for a 6th Season!
Just as Season 5 is wrapping up in the UK and PBS is about to premiere the popular Masterpiece series on January 4, 2015… Downton Abbey producers have made fans around the world breath a sigh of relief when they announced that production will, indeed, begin early next year on a sixth series of the hit drama! Hooray!
The globally successful and multi award-winning series, debuted on ITV in 2010 and has since been sold to over 250 territories worldwide. The fifth season, which comes to an end on Sunday 9th November, 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. And we all love the Christmas episode, right? My favorite will always be Matthew’s proposal to Lady Mary in the snow…
Carnival’s Managing Director, Gareth Neame said:
“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.”
Indeed the Crawly family and their team of loyal servants have been part of our lives for so long we feel as connected to them as if they were actually family members.
We recently spoke with Downton cast member, Allen Leech who gave US fans some insight on what to expect in Season 5:
No word on which cast members will be returning for Season 6, nor is there word on whether or not this shall be the final season. Lets hope not!
Downton Abbey is a Carnival Films/MASTERPIECE co-production. Season 5 will premiere on MASTERPIECE on PBS on Sunday 4th January 2015.
Lady Anglophile…inviting the Dowager Countess over for Afternoon Tea, to celebrate!