ITV confirms 5th series of Downton Abbey in the works

Downton Abbey gets a 5th season

After the runaway success of Downton Abbey, ITV and Carnival Films have confirmed that the 5th series will now go into production.

The award winning series created by Julian Fellowes back in 2010 has been sold in more than 220 countries becoming a cult classic. The British costume drama has garnered international recognition and has won multiple awards including a BAFTA TV Award, 2 Golden Globes, and several Primetime Emmy Awards.

Today Universal Pictures UK released 'Downton Abbey series 4' on DVD and Blu Ray but fans of the series will have some time to wait before the 5th season airs on TV.

ITV's Director of Drama commissioning gave this statement over the weekend regarding the new series announcement:

“We are enormously happy to have Downton Abbey on ITV and we are delighted to be announcing this new series. With Julian writing and Gareth and Liz 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 Season 4 trailer

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