Is Downton Abbey finally coming back with its seventh season?
Downton Abbey moved up the ratings charts in no time with its dramatic portrayal of the rich and powerful and their servants in the early 20th century. However, showrunner Julian Fellowes failed to recreate the same magic with his 2016 venture, Belgravia. Considering how there is no scope of Belgravia returning, will the makers be bringing Downton Abbey back for another season?
- Downton Abbey: The unpredictable world of elites
- Belgravia: A substandard rip-off of Downton Abbey
- Is Downton Abbey returning for a season 7?
Downton Abbey: The unpredictable world of elites
Classy, lavish and dangerous – this is what the world of the influential upper-class looked like in this 2010 British period drama.
Downton Abbey told the story of the Crawley family and their domestic helps, set between 1912 and 1926 in a fictional English country house. The series began with the death of James Crawley and his son Patrick in the Titanic, leaving patriarch Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville) without any heir to inherit his estate.
The drama unfolded with the entry of Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), a distant cousin who was next in line of succession but completely disinterested in the aristocratic life.
Downton Abbey’s vintage cinematography, historical accuracy, beautiful costumes, and remarkable performances caught the attention of viewers and critics from its first season itself.
At the end of its 6-season run, the classy series had become a pop culture phenomenon. But fans wanted more, and so the makers of the hit show gave it a movie reboot in 2019, which did tremendously well worldwide.
Belgravia: A substandard rip-off
The award-winning team that gave us Downton Abbey, created Belgravia in 2016, much to the disappointment of viewers and critics. Belgravia followed the lives of the Trenchards, a business family in the 1800s and the drama surrounding them.
But the problems with this historical drama were too many. Its lousy plot and inferior character representation did not sit well with the audience. The chaotic script made negative characters completely black and the good ones all white with no shades of grey at all.
Belgravia was too overdramatic and superficial for the tastes of people and this majorly contributed to its failure. There was not much the actors could do to save the show. By the end of season 1, the ratings of the show had dropped so low that ITV was forced to cancel it.
Is Downton Abbey returning for a season 7?
Season 6 of the series was quite conclusive in itself. The final season saw the uprising of the proletariat following the end of World War I and before the beginning of World War II. Despite the fact that the entire season was more or less filled with disharmony and painful moments, the bittersweet ending more than made up for it.
The finale saw Edith (Laura Carmichael) and Bertie’s (Harry Hadden-Paton) union, Anna (Joanne Froggatt) giving birth to a son, Mary’s (Michelle Dockery) pregnancy and Rose and Atticus returning. The very predictable finale gave fans all the bliss they needed with nothing short of sunshine and rainbows. It made fans nostalgic about the journey they had been on with the show for the past 6 years.
When Downton Abbey ended in 2015, fans desperately wanted the series to be revived. Its melodramatic representation of a rich family’s troubles and the divide between the upper and lower classes had fans obsessed with this English series everywhere. Thus, the showrunners blessed their fans with a brilliantly executed movie reboot in 2019, which was set two years down the line from the 2015 finale. However, fans are still not satisfied and want to see a season 7 of the iconic show.
So, will we get to see a new season? Nothing has been finalized yet. Although, seeing how the makers did give it a movie reboot, it is very likely that they may work on an incredibly satisfactory revival of the series and be back with a season 7 in the near future. The show’s success and popularity has fans hoping that the makers turn their dream into reality soon.
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