It’s always sad news when you find out that one of your favourite shows on television is being cancelled. Even worse than that? Having to wait for the final season to air, only to be incredibly disappointed by the way the story and the character’s lives are left hanging.
I doubt this will be the case for Downton Abbey, however – the show that will end after its upcoming sixth season. The ITV hit series is usually quite good at wrapping up each storyline at the conclusion of each season. I don’t see why the series finale would be any different.
If you’re disappointed by the fact that, once season 6 ends, you won’t be able to get a peek into the lives of the Crawley family and their servants, then don’t fret just yet. The creators of the show have made it clear that they aren’t opposed to filming a movie.
Julian Fellowes spoke with Deadline earlier this week and revealed that Downton Abbey will not be wrapping up every storyline by the time the show ends. Part of this decision comes from the fact that he’d like to leave the series open for possible spinoffs.
“I think to have them all killed in a bus (in the finale) would be a mistake,” Fellowes said. “I think we bring various things to a conclusion and anything unresolved is unresolved. I’m open to the idea of a movie but I’m not anxious to do it.”
Gareth Neame chimed in, adding, “We are up for doing it, the cast is up for doing it. There are a lot of things to work out. We have the ambition to do it, but no firm plan about it or when it would happen.”
So while a Downton Abbey film isn’t entirely likely at this point, the creators of the series haven’t completely ruled out the possibility. That’s something, right Downton fans?
Even if a film was made, it would likely be a few years between the series end and its release to allow for the entire production process to unfold. If Downton Abbey knows how to do one thing, it’s create quality programming that never gets tiresome.
It is likely that Downton Abbey season 6 will make its way to North American televisions by early 2016, if past season premieres are any indication.
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