‘Downton Abbey’ Renewed for Sixth Season

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Downton Abbey” has been renewed for a season six, ITV and producer Carnival Films announced on Thursday.

The official “Downton Abbey” Twitter account also tweeted the news.

The British drama will go into production in 2015 with Julian Fellowes writing.

The news comes months before season five debuts in the U.S. on PBS on Jan. 4. Season five will complete its run in the U.K. on Sunday.

“We have had an amazing reaction to the story lines, acting and production values of Downton Abbey this year and the whole team is thrilled to be moving ahead with a new season of the show,” said executive producer and Carnival’s managing editor Gareth Neame in a statement. “This will provide audiences with a fresh opportunity to see what will befall our much loved characters.”

“At its heart, television is about storytelling, and ‘Downton Abbey’ is certainly storytelling at its finest,” added PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger. “‘Downton Abbey’ and the Crawley family have kept us on the edge of our seats as they navigate through some of the biggest moments of the 20th century,” said Paula Kerger, PBS President and CEO. “Along with our member stations, PBS can’t wait to share the next season of ‘Downton’ drama with our audiences.”

“Downton Abbey” is a co-production from Carnival Films and Masterpiece. Fellowes created the series, and also exec produces with Neame, Liz Trubridge and Nigel Marchant. Rebecca Eaton exec produces for Masterpiece.

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  1. clemie Eckert says:

    Best show on TV-including not so PBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. PETER says:

    Well, we will see where DOWNTON takes us.

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