So fans will just have to wait for this and anticipate first the airing of the last season of the “Downton Abbey” on PBS.
The final season will finish in 1925, four years before the devastating stock market crash of 1929, so it could easily lead on to a fascinating period to be documented in a movie.
Speaking at The Television Critics Association panel discussion, producer Gareth Neame said there were no plans for a film adaptation but didn’t rule it out. He said it will be a wonderful idea to continue the story of the characters on the big screen but as of the moment, there are no script or concrete plan in the making.
The series about the upstairs and downstairs occupants of a stately English home will end production August. 15.
“In fact we celebrated when we finished in the dining room because the longest scenes take place there”.
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But it’s time for the series itself to end while it’s still popular and acclaimed, Neame said. “It was really amusing”. He said that if it happens, the end of the 1920s could be the setting for it. He believed that if the series has extended to a season 7 or 8, it would have been the direction the story will go. “I do believe that “Downton” will not be the last great drama”, she said, pointing to past drama successes such as “Brideshead Revisited” and “I, Claudius”.
The worldwide Business Times reports that after Mary, played by Michelle Dockery, lost her husband in season 3, grieved in season 4 and tried to get over her past in season 5, season 6 is the time for her to choose a suitor. And it’s brought home to [the characters] when we go to visit a neighbor in the county who is literally having to sell the family silver….
PBS still has to figure out what to do about genealogy series “Finding Your Roots”, which came under fire when it came to light that actor Ben Affleck asked to have the information about his ancestors as slaveholders removed from his episode of the program.
“I’ll miss being in a hit TV show”, said Elizabeth McGovern, who played Cora Crawley, the countess of Grantham.
Penelope Wilton (Isobel) talked about her scenes with Emmy victor Maggie Smith, and their characters’ “fractious and affectionate relationship”. We are expecting somewhat of a satisfying conclusion – with weddings, reunions, and other stuff to give us the happy sniffles – but it sounds like some sad tears may be shed as well.