A British institution is returning to ITV after eight years

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ITV is set to bring back the popular period drama Downton Abbey after eight years. From 2010 to 2015, the show won multiple awards, including a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy. It also spawned a successful film franchise, with the first movie released in 2019 and a sequel in 2022.

A report in The Mail on Sunday said ITV is in talks with the show’s original cast and crew to bring Downton Abbey back for a new series. The report claims that the prominent cast members are “on board” with the project, including Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, and Michelle Dockery.

If the new series goes ahead, it will air on ITV in 2024. The show’s creator, Julian Fellowes, is working on a new storyline for the series, picking up where the last film left off.

The news of Downton Abbey’s return has been met with excitement by fans of the show. The series was a beloved institution in the UK, and its return will surely be a ratings hit. It is also a significant coup for ITV, which has recently struggled to compete with Netflix and other streaming services.

The return of Downton Abbey is a sign that ITV can still produce high-quality drama. The show is a reminder of the network’s rich history of producing famous and critically acclaimed television. It is also a sign that ITV is committed to investing in original programming, even in the face of competition from streaming services.

A report in The Mail on Sunday said ITV is in talks with the show’s original cast and crew to bring Downton Abbey back for a new series. The report claims that the prominent cast members are “on board” with the project, including Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, and Michelle Dockery.

If the new series goes ahead, it will air on ITV in 2024. The show’s creator, Julian Fellowes, is working on a new storyline for the series, picking up where the last film left off.

The news of Downton Abbey’s return has been met with excitement by fans of the show. The series was a beloved institution in the UK, and its return will surely be a ratings hit. It is also a significant coup for ITV, which has recently struggled to compete with Netflix and other streaming services.

The return of Downton Abbey is a sign that ITV can still produce high-quality drama. The show is a reminder of the network’s rich history of producing famous and critically acclaimed television. It is also a sign that ITV is committed to investing in original programming, even in the face of competition from streaming services.

Here are some of the fan reactions on social media:

  • “I’m so excited to hear that Downton Abbey is coming back! I’ve been waiting for this day for years.”
  • “That’s the best news I’ve heard all year! Downton Abbey is my favourite show.”
  •  “I can’t wait to see what Julian Fellowes has in store for us this time.”
  •  “This is a major coup for ITV. Downton Abbey is a beloved show, and its return will be a ratings hit.”
  •  “I’m so glad ITV is still committed to producing high-quality drama. Downton Abbey is a reminder of the network’s rich history.”

Here are some of the reactions from critics:

  • “The return of Downton Abbey is a welcome surprise. The show was critical, and its return would surely be a ratings hit and commercial success.”
  •  “I’m excited to see what Julian Fellowes has in store for us this time. The first two films were great, and I’m sure the new series will be just as good.”
  •  “I’m glad that ITV is still committed to producing high-quality drama. Downton Abbey is a reminder of the network’s rich history.”

The show was a huge success, and its return will undoubtedly be significant. I look forward to seeing what Julian Fellowes has in store for the Crawley family in the 1920s.

This was one of ITV’s and PBS’s most-watched television series, and it became Britain’s most successful costume drama since the 1980s. It spawned a film adaptation in 2018 before a second film – A New Era – was released last year. As with the first film, it received generally positive reviews from critics and took in £93 million at the box office.

Its cast includes Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, and Siobhan Finneran. Other names who have performed over the years include Joanne Froggatt and Rob James-Collier, Lesley Nicoll, Maggie Smith and Dan Stevens.

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