Here’s why 2020 can be a good year- Downton Abbey Might be Coming back for Season 7!
Two years back the British Aristocrats Family Downton Abbey was announced to never return. Season 6 was the ultimate final season for the historical period drama series. Despite the announcement, the audience still remains to be hopeful of the period drama to return on screen.
Last year, instead of a full-fledged season we got a film with our favourite Downton Characters returning to the big screen and our television screens.
- Does this mean we might get another season?
- Why The Popular Show Works
- Is There a Season 7?
- What To Expect If There Is Season 7
Why The Popular Show Works
It is no surprise that as much as we hate the very much still existing British Class culture, we love it very much so. We love to watch the ladies in waistcoats going to dinner parties and the men trying to woo them from a distance. The tea parties, supper and the Butler. We love all of the grandeur and the food being cooked in the kitchens.
Set in the early 20th Century, the show is set in the fictional estate of Yorkshire’s Downton Abbey.
It follows the lives of the Crawley family and through them we get to live the eras of the Titanic, World War 1 and the Spanish Influenza epidemic between the years 1912 and 1916. The most gripping part of the series is perhaps the class difference, how it’s portrayed and the relationship between the two- Nobel Aristocrat class and the Servant Class.
Throughout the drama of the series a parallel between the two classes is shown in the plotlines that engages the audience and grows a connection between them two. If there is a women of the high society crying after a lost love then you might also see a woman from the servant class doing so as well.
In that connection lies humility, an understanding of human relationships and an acceptance of inclusivity for all.
Is There a Season 7?
The rumours started after it was announced that an original full feature film would be released in theatres in September 2019. The film with the same title Downton Abbey reprised much of the original characters from the show with the likes of Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess of Grantham, Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham and Jim Carter as the former stern Butler.
Even though the film didn’t fare well it gave us an idea of the number of plot and sub-plots still left to explore and hope the makers would feel the same way.
The film by all means was a darker tale of what the TV series were like. A tale of trick, snobbery, lies and violence, a number of sub-plots could be seen stemming from it.
The note of finality at the ending of the movie perhaps could be viewed as the beginning of another franchise, a spin off maybe?
What To Expect If There Is Season 7
A spin off seems highly likely but a full-fledged season seems another. Various sources online have reported that although nothing remains to be confirmed there have been many discussions as to which direction the next season plotline could steer.
One of the most likely could be showing the audience the fall of the British Nobility with The Crawley family as an example and the start of the modern Era post World War II. This would prove an interesting plotline to pursue given the love-hate relationship one has with the British Class System.
But as of now, there has been no official announcement, although we see Downton Abbey returning and we have every reason to believe so given the show’s popularity and it still remains to be one of the most searched show on Google.
Do you think we can expect an announcement soon? Let us know what you think in the comments below!