Embrace yourself for the biggest party set in the times of Queen Elizabeth II, as The Crown and Downton Abbey are going to have a crossover.
You may choose to believe us or not, but with the grace of the Queen, The Crown and Downton Abbey are going to have a crossover. And this doesn’t come from some rumors hovering over the British sky. It has been hinted by the Executive Producer of Downton Abbey, Gareth Neame. And that makes it worthy of a discussion.
- Is a Downton Abbey and The Crown crossover possible?
- Executive Producer Gareth Neame hints at the Crossover.
It’s a known fact that both the shows share a huge percentage of the audience. Those who loved Downton Abbey and were left in the void after it ended in December 2015, found the life again in The Crown.
Both the shows are set in the same era and deal with similar hierarchies. Thus, it’s not tough to fantasize about a crossover having the characters from both the shows dancing and partying together. Is it?
Is a Downton Abbey and The Crown crossover possible?
It’s well known how much Netflix had put into The Crown, and for the brighter part, its success paid back times more. However, as many believe, it wouldn’t have been possible without the success of Downton Abbey. Downton Abbey opened the doors for any other show that wished to explore the family dynamics of the era while still churning some decent Dollars from the networks.
Both the shows are set in the early to the mid-20th century. Downton Abbey series and the film is set between 1912 to 1927. And The Crown travels from 1947 in Season 1 to 1977 in Season 3. Indeed, there is a time gap, but Downton Abbey being a fictional story can have the liberties if needed.
Downton Abbey TV show, starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Maggie Smith, and more, ended in December 2015. However, a recent revival of the show in form of a Downton Abbey film, released in September 2019, was well received by the fans. It opened the doors for further Downton Abbey movie sequels, and also a probable crossover with The Crown.
Executive Producer Gareth Neame hints at the Crossover.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter after the success of Downton Abbey film, Gareth Neame hinted at a possible crossover with The Crown.
Gareth was asked: “Given the wait between the TV series ending and the film, do you think shows such as The Crown, which probably has a very similar audience, have helped fill the void and kept the momentum going?”
Gareth replied to this question in detail by addressing what he thinks of both the shows and how one paved the way for another. However, he began the answer with, “Yes, I think there probably would be a crossover,” which clearly means we can expect a crossover between The Crown and Downton abbey.
Gareth said: “Yes, I think there probably would be a crossover. And I think interest in the British royal family during the course of that time keeps the idea of this particular world at the front of people’s imagination.”
Gareth has also agreed upon the rumors that the sequel for Downton Abbey is in planning. This crossover possibility between The Crown and Downton Abbey. And the news about Downton Abbey’s sequel, has filled the fans with joy and anticipation. How excited are you for the future of Downton Abbey?