Since the end of Downton Abbey’s fourth series rumours have been rife about how the hit ITV period drama might be nearing its end.
They started with Julian Fellowes, who sparked panic among period drama fans when he said: “I don’t know yet if there is a season six… it’s not going to go on forever.” And now it seems they might just end with him too.
“I would be amazed if there wasn’t another series after [this one],” Fellowes, who created the show and has written every episode to date, has now said to Harpers Bazaar.
And let’s hope he’s right.
Now filming its fifth series, the period drama, which follows the lives, loves and melodramas of the Crawley family and their staff, is not just a British, but an international hit. What would the world do without it?!