The TV industry has been harshly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. ITV is looking for ways to reverse its impact on the TV industry. Will a ‘Downton Abbey’ revival, with Season 7, turn the table for ITV?
While the world quietly stays away, locked up in their home, and some go to work fearing for their lives, somewhere in a room are the creators of ‘Downton Abbey’ and the channel responsible for giving us the show, ITV.
- ‘Downton Abbey’ is a cultural phenomenon
- Season 7 of ‘Downton Abbey’ is inevitable
- The Lords and Ladies of Downton are back!
Just like all other broadcast channels in the world at present, ITV too is looking for ways to make up for the losses incurred due to coronavirus. And, for doing so, one often falls back at things certain to make an impact and get the ball running, once the film and TV industry resume production again.
So, is ITV planning to renew it’s safe harbour ‘Downton Abbey’ for a seventh season?
Downton Abbey Is A Cultural Phenomenon
The British period-drama, ‘Downton Abbey’, became a sensation owing to the centuries-old love people hold for the noble class of blue-blooded aristocrats that once ruled the world.
‘Downton Abbey’ not only provides a window to another world, but it is also an escape to a fantasy that passes off as reality. And, owing to this very reason, the Crawley family happily obliged us with six seasons of ball gowns, dinner parties, and class-differences that were never historically accurate but were always polished with a golden hue to please its viewers.
And, unlike its equally admirable counter-parts like ‘Breaking Bad’, or ‘Mad-Men’, ‘Downton Abbey’ did not fixate on just one character, but an array of complex characters with the favourite being the Butler of the Crawley estate.
The pop-culture takeover became too hard to ignore and pretty soon the likes of ‘The Mindy Project’, ‘Parks and Recreation’, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’, ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘How I Met Your Mother’, all names checked the show.
So, ITV betting on Downton to make a sparkling comeback isn’t really that hard to imagine. But will it go ahead?
‘Downton Abbey’ Season 7 Is Inevitable
‘Downton Abbey’ ended with a spectacular finale, in which Edith got married, Anna and Bates had a baby, and even Burrow got what he wanted- the butler job at Downton. Happy ending overflowed for all at the end of ‘Downton Abbey’ thanks to creator and writer Julian Fellowes.
And Julian Fellows didn’t just stop there, in came a full-fledged feature-length movie for ‘Downton Abbey’, a year later, as well. The movie focused on the decline of the class-lifestyle, while a visit from King George V was received with a huge reception and positive reviews. And soon, a cry for a sequel was heard on the internet.
So, it seems like the millions of fans of ‘Downton Abbey’ are not done with the universe of the lords and the ladies. And that is called killing two birds with one stone. Not only will ITV end up with a fortune reviving ‘Downton Abbey’ for season 7, but the revival will also leave the fans of the show extremely happy.
And what will Season 7 be about?
The Lords and Ladies of Downton Are Back
Season 7 of ‘Downton Abbey’ will reprise much of the original cast. Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess, Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham, Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith, and Joanne Froggatt as Anna Smith.
The endeavour that took Downton to the big screen saw the show moving to a slightly darker side with tales of trickery, snobbery, lies, and violence. The universe of Downton has enough characters to stem numerable plots and sub-plots.
All we have to do is wait to see which one Julian Fellows deems most fit.
And with that, ITV is ready to make a fortune and we are ready to spend a fortune to watch our favourite aristocratic family on our screens again.
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