Better late than never! After 5 long years, the Crawleys are returning with Downton Abbey season 7. Looks like God has finally answered all our “Google-infused” prayers.
- What makes Downton Abbey so delectable?
- Who are the Crawleys living in Downton Abbey?
- When will the Downton Abbey season 7 release?
Even after 5 years, the series remains the most googled TV series on the web. Julian Fellowes came with a sequel film in 2019 that was an instant hit. But the hunger is insatiable and fans are constantly running online campaigns for Downton Abbey season 7. If reports are to be believed, we are getting Crawleys back.
What makes Downton Abbey so delectable?
Back in 2015, the UK’s critics were surprised to see Downton Abbey nominated again for US Emmy’s for best drama, the only British entry alongside Game of Thrones, Orange Is the New Black and Mad Men. They compared it to some daily soap that is not authentic yet irresistible.
The posh period British drama is a fantasy vision of British Aristocracy that is far from reality. But one can’t deny its mass appeal all across the globe. No one can discredit the impeccable performances, the cinematography, and true insights it gave on classes and position. Even if it was a pantomime, it was a beautiful pantomime. Beautifully British!
Who are the Crawleys living in Downton Abbey?
The beloved Crawleys are the hereditary Earls of Grantham living along with their servants in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey between 1912 and 1926. Their lives get intertwined in some of the greatest historic events of that era.
Series 1 begins the day after the sinking of the RMS Titanic on 14/15 April 1912. After the Titanic tragedy that claims life of presumed heir, Robert, the present heir of Grantham is faced with the fact that the house he’s loved all his life might someday go to a distant cousin.
Before that, he has to deal with his eldest daughter, Lady Mary- who many consider as the rightful heir of Downton Abbey. Even the servants have opinions on family matters. Some are devoted while some are scheming and plotting that breaks apart the well-oiled administrative machinery of the estate.
In the backdrop of- World War 1, Spanish influenza, Marconi Scandal, Irish War of Independence, Teapot Dome Scandal, British general election of 1923, failed Nazi coup of Beer Hall Putsch, rise of proletariats in the interwar period- aristocrats of Downton face the tide of social upheaval, technical progress, and class struggle.
A lot goes under the stairs, where the most faithful are imagining a different life. Will the Downton family’s fate gets resolved or the upcoming events will alter the life of Downton so dramatically that its master no longer matters?
If you missed it, go grab six-series- set of Downton Abbey on Amazon Prime. The very next moment you would be googling Downton Abbey season 7.
Is Downton Abbey season 7 release date out?
Going by the reports doing the circles online, Downton Abbey season 7 is happening. But no official announcement on renewal of season 7 is made by the makers or the channel. It is too soon to predict the release dates now but going by their previous filming history, they don’t keep you waiting once they start filming. Downton Abbey Season 1 to season 6 premiered every year in September. From series 2, Downton aired the post-finale special episode of every season on 25th December. If series reboots, one can expect the same with Downton Abbey season 7.
Downton Abbey season 7 plot
It is too far-fetched to make predictions on the plot, but probably Downton Abbey season 7 will run in the backdrop of next great historic event i.e. World War 2.
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The article is written by – Jyotsna Rai