Downton Abbey to get fifth series

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Downton Abbey to get fifth series (1)

As the fourth season of Downton Abbey comes to an end, the ITV period drama announced a fifth series.

Gareth Neame, Director of Downton Abbey creators Carnival Films said of the upcoming series: “We promise all the usual highs and lows, romance, drama and comedy.”

Julian Fellowes will return to write the series and ITV’s director of drama commissioning Steve November has nothing but good words for the team. He said: “With Julian writing and Gareth (Neame) and Liz (Trubridge) producing, we know it will be as warm, witty, romantic and dramatic as previous series and we can’t wait to catch up with our favourite characters again.”

Downton Abbey debuted on British TV screens in 2010 and has since been sold in more than 220 territories. It has become a hit in the U.S. as well, with 12.3 million American viewers tuning in to the finale of series three in February.

The third series has had average viewing figures of 11.8 million. Expect the fourth series to air next year.

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