‘Downton Abbey’ Renewed for Season 5; To Premiere in 2014

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Downton Abbey is among the most-talked-about and acclaimed dramas on television, and in addition to its Emmy and Golden Globe recognition, the British produced series has seen its stateside fanbase expand considerably from season to season, thanks to its airings as part of PBS’s Masterpiece Classic anthology. Today, it was announced the the series will be returning for season 5, set to premiere in 2014.

Here’s what executive producer Gareth Neame had to say about the Downton Abbey season 5:

“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.”

 

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Written and created by Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park), the series has established itself an international smash capable of attracting proven talent in both the UK and the U.S. alike, with Oscar nominated American actor Paul Giamatti joining the cast in season 4. Furthermore, Fellowes has deservedly seen his career flourish in the wake of Downton Abbey‘s success. He’s currently developing a period drama for NBC entitled The Gilded Age, set in 1880s New York.

It’s little surprise then that PBS is anxious to keep Downton Abbey alive. After all, the series has brought them record-high ratings and, as a result, a higher profile than public television has had in many years. Perhaps in a few seasons, Downton Abbey will be past its creative prime, but as it stands, this appears to be a win-win scenario for everyone involved.

Are you excited that Downton Abbey will continue (at least) through season 5? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and hopes for the show’s future.
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Downton Abbey season 4 will premiere in the U.S. on Sunday, January 5 on PBS.

Source: PBS

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  1. Where is Season 5? Please, please continue Downton Abbey!!! The USA loves it! My husband and I were hooked then we showed our DVD’s to our friends and they were hooked!! We have to wait too long for another season!!!

  2. Oh my gosh, we cannot wait for the next season. When and at what time will season 5 begin? I am hopeful it is not at the same time as The Good Wife!

  3. I would love to see “Downton Abbey” go on forever…. Please make at least 10 seasons. There is a lot of historical material up to nowadays. :)

  4. Ook ik ben verslaafd geraakt aan Downton Abbey en ben dus ontzettend blij dat er een seizoen 5 komt.

    By the way … De vertalingen van Toolbar naar het Nederlands is abominabel.

    • Ook deze vertaling klopt niet: Het niet “to English” maar “from English to Dutch.

  5. PLEASE… we are dying here for season 5 in the US. So many loyal fans!! When can we expect season 5? thank you!

  6. PLEASE… we are anxious for season 5!!!! So many loyal fans!! When can we expect season 5? thank you!

  7. I just love the series. Hate having to wait till fall for season 5′ I’m already on edge.
    Please keep it going. Get some additional writers to come up with new ideas. No reason for it to end be cause the current writers run out of ideas. This show is very good and I’d hate to see it cancelled because people ran out of ideas. So happy it was renewed for another season.
    THANKS LBS.

  8. wow i can not wait till its back on the air in the fall. wonderful show, in today’s world there are not many clean shows. keep the shows coming!!!

  9. I haven’t been so hooked on a TV show for quite some time and this one does it for me again!

    The show is outstanding. The photography, the characters, the unpredictable plot. I’ve seen every episode on Amazon, just finished season 4, and can’t wait for 5, although alas, I fear it may be a while for that.

  10. iFinally quality shows on TV. I love Downton Abbey and can’t wait for season 5. I all but had turned my TV off and have been reading instead So nice to not have to view all that dark stuff. HOORAY to the producers.

  11. Anxiously awaiting the next installment of the series! Please give us a date to put on our calendars!so we,may start a count down & have. Date to look forward to!

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