The doors of Downton Abbey will remain open.
The critically acclaimed drama which is yet to screen the fourth season in Australia was renewed for a 5th season today. The season will again be penned by show creator Jullian Fellowes along with executive producers Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge.
Carnival’s Managing Director Gareth Neame said: “Audiences have enjoyed their regular Sunday evening visits back to Downton once again this autumn and we are thrilled to produce a new series of the show next year. We promise all the usual highs and lows, romance, drama and comedy played out by some of the most iconic characters on television. All the actors and makers of the show continue to be humbled by the extraordinary audience response and want to take the show from strength to strength next year”.
ITV’s Director of Drama Commissioning, Steve November responded. “We are enormously happy to have Downton Abbey on ITV and we are delighted to be announcing this new series. With Julian writing and Gareth and Liz producing we know it will be as warm, witty, romantic and dramatic as previous series and we can’t wait to catch up with our favourite characters again.”