Monday, March 30, 2015
Downton Abbey's Final Season
Did you hear? They have just announced that Season Six of Downton Abbey will be its last! The final season has already begun filming which you can read more about HERE.
Truthfully I wanted to bring this up to you because I wanted to know what you thought about it. As a writer myself I know its possible for Julian Fellows (the shows head writer and creator) can bring this series well into the 1940's easily but because he has another show called The Gilded Age that he is working on he feels he cannot do both so he is canceling Downton Abbey.
In my opinion I feel like Season Five fell very flat and as beautiful as it was to look at there wasn't much heart and passion in it like the other seasons had. That could have been because of the lack of interest Fellows has in the show now.
Do you feel like now that Downton Abbey made a whole bunch of money and became this huge success that everyone is riding those coattails and trying to make the most of it? Or that it had its run and its time to go? Or perhaps the way shows are created today as only as a vehicle for big bucks and big opportunities?
Back in the 1980's and 90's a show's season would begin in September and go all the way through to May or June. Nowadays a show begins in October and ends in March and they call that a season. At least that is how it is working these days in the states.
I know things change and nothing lasts forever but how do you feel about Downton Abbey ending? What do you hope to happen to the characters you have grown to love? Are there other period themed shows that you enjoyed and wished were back on the small screen?