The British drama series ended with its 6th season in 2015. However, there are speculations that the creators of the series have decided to release a 7th season. But could this really happen? Read on to know more
- Recap to Downton Abbey
- What will season 7 contain?
- Fans love the latest season
What is the show all about?
Set in the early 20th century, Downton Abbey is a British Historical series created by Julian Fellowes. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael and Jim Carter among many others as lead, the series depicts the lives of the Crawley Family and their domestic servants.
The writers magically created a series that depicted main historical events like that of the sinking of Titanic, outbreak of the first world war, the Spanish influenza pandemic, the Irish war of Independence, Teapot Dome Scandal, Beer Hall Putsch, and eventually ending the series with the end of the British aristocracy.
The series has won a number of awards since its debut in 2010 such as The Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television film and a Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding miniseries or movie. It also received the Guinness world records for being the most critically acclaimed English TV series of 2011.
Downton Abbey has been very popular among its British fans and all fans around the globe. Among all 6 seasons, the 3rd season which was released in 2012, had the highest views in the UK with 11.91 million views.
What is the plot to Season 7?
After the end of season 6, the creators of the series went on to make a film by the same title. Did fans like this film? YES! I mean, mostly. Fans loved how the film was put together with all the important details about the series. If you are a fan, you would agree with the fact that the film got you to reminiscing the early episodes of the series.
While the showrunners haven’t made an official statement yet, there are speculations that the new season would focus on the time period between World War II and the modern times. This could mean there would be entries of new casts as lead, while most older casts continue to play their characters.
When will Season 7 be released?
Downton Abbey ended with its 6th season on 25th December 2015 which was followed by a film released in 2019. Reports online suggest that if the creators of the series were to begin filming this year, the 7th season could be released in 2021 or latest by 2022.
Considering the pandemic Coronavirus has taken over the entire world and has caused all productions of films and shows to temporarily halt filming, it is uncertain when the cast would get together to begin filming.
Do fans really want a new season?
While some fans are keen on a new season, the others are not. At the same time, some fans are very neutral towards the possible new season and are in fact also hoping the writers would make a sequel to the film.
@kerebabymix on twitter says- “I wish there was a Season 7 of Downton Abbey.” Another fan, @jennifrwhite tweeted- “Now if we could just get Downton Abbey season 7 life would be bliss… #PoldarkPBS” “I can’t wait for season 7 of Downton Abbey and a sequel to the movie too.” Said a third fan.
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