Downton Abbey ‘may run for decade’
Downton Abbey could run for 10 years, according to its producer Gareth Neame.
He told the New York Daily News that he doesn’t want to see it end any time soon, but that he will only keep it going as long as it stays on top of its game.
Gareth said: “I think it is going to go on for a while. Right now the show is still growing in the US and it would be awful to think of the show ending.
“I would rather let the show run between four and 10 years, I imagine.
“I would rather that we picked the right year [to end] and that in 20 years’ time the show was loved, rather than we went on a season too long and people fell out of love with it.”
Downton fans have been concerned by rumours that creator Julian Fellowes would quit the show to work on his new NBC New York period drama The Gilded Age.
Gareth said: “I dread that day when there might be a time we might bring a couple of other writers into that process.
“We have been very fortunate and a key part of the show’s success is Julian. He invented all the characters and every word they say and that has got to be part of the success of the show.
“I hope to keep him for as long as we possibly can. What Julian does is unique.”
Downton Abbey’s fourth series is currently in production and the new stars joining the cast include EastEnders’ Nigel Harman, Death In Paradise’s Gary Carr and World Without End’s Tom Cullen.
Will you be tuning into series four?
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!