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?



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Jane Lee
16th May 2013
Thanks for voting!
I just LOVE this show. Love the costumes, deportment of the actors, drama & intrigue, language of the time, house fittings/fixtures of the era .... everything really!! Hurry back soon please, my Sunday nights are not the same without you!!
mary o hara
15th May 2013
Thanks for voting!
cant wait got all the dvd and watch them often
Denise Elliott
15th May 2013
Thanks for voting!
Can't wait to see Downton Abbey again, will be looking out for its return
Ann Young
15th May 2013
Thanks for voting!
The best show i have ever watched what a cast. Keep the show going for as long as possible
I have got my 82year mother watching it she loves downton & cannot wait for its return
mary ahern
15th May 2013
Thanks for voting! it iwill be watching it again

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