Today, we are brought a historical drama and the super popular series of the British entertainment chronology. Downton Abbey, if you did not watch the series, maybe you have heard about this name from someone else. Because this is something very popular and successful, and also set a Guinness world record for the most critically praised 2011’s English series.
Most people think that historical dramas are just boring but no, not every historical drama is boring. Some have many things to learn with the unique concept. Downton Abbey is from one of those series that has a different concept. It is a British television series originally telecast on ITV and created by Julian Fellowes. The fans are waiting for Downton Abbey Season 7. And this article is also about the same.
The series has a list of long six seasons with fifty-two episodes of 47-93 minutes in total. The first season of the show was started on 26 September 2010 and lasted on 7 November 2010. Then the second season was started on 18 September 2011 and ended on 6 November 2011, the special episode of this season was released on 25 December 2011. On 16 September 2012 season 3 of Downton Abbey was released and off aired on 4 November 2012 then the special episode of season 3 was released on 25 December 2012
. The fourth season gets a date of 22 September 2013 and ran till 10 November 2013 with a special episode on 25 December 2014. On 21 September 2014, the fifth season was premiered and ended on 9 November 2014 with one special on 25 December 2014. Now, the sixth and the last season was telecasted from 20 September 2015 to 8 November 2015 with as usual one special episode on 25 December 2015. So, what will be the release date of season 7? To know this read the full article below.
Downton Abbey Plot and Recap
This is the most famous British historical drama that shows the comparison and the lives of an aristocratic family, the Crawley family, and their servants. The story was set in between the time of 1912 and 1926. This series also shows the growth of the British social hierarchy as the great events happened.
You will see the life of aristocratic families and the era of the Titanic, World War I, and the Spanish influenza pandemic. This show basically portrays the class difference and the relationship between the aristocrats and the servants. The episodes of Downton Abbey showed the parallel lives of aristocrats and their servants. It shows if an event is happening in the life of a rich woman then it is also happening with the servant woman. If the rich woman cries then maybe you will see the servant woman also cries. So, it is basically a show based on a comparison between the two classes of society.
This story is set in a time when great events were happening in the world. So, with the basic plot of showing the two classes of society, Downton Abbey also shows these great events one by one in every season. And pictures the growth of British social hierarchy. In the first season, the series shows the event of sinking Titanic, then in season 2 it focuses on the three events including World War I, the Spanish influenza pandemic, and the Marconi scandal
. The Irish War of Independence is shown in season 3, and the fourth season dealt with the Teapot Dome scandal. Season 5 focuses on the 1923 British general election and the Beer Hall Putsch. Season 6 introduced the rise of the working class and the decline of the British aristocracy.
Downton Abbey Season 7 Release Date
The sixth and the previous season of Downton Abbey was ended on 25 December 2015. So, now it’s been more than five years and still, this show is the most searched show on Google. And fans are anxiously wanted to know about the renewal of Downton Abbey for season 7. So, according to Wikipedia, on 26 March 2015 streaming platform ITV and the production company Carnival Films canceled the series and said that season 6 would be the last. Also, some websites said that there are no official announcements regarding the Downton Abbey season 7 release date. But most probably the series will not return for sure.
There is also a film adaptation of the series that was released in 2019 with the same name, Downton Abbey. And maybe the movie, Downton Abbey 2 would return as the sequel of the film. The constant news is coming related to the sequel of the movie. And it is going to release on 18 March 2022, because initially it was set to release on December 2021 but due to the pandemic and keep the social distancing in mind it has been postponed for March 2022.
Downton Abbey Season 7 cast
As there is no season 7 or most probably season 7 is not coming. So, it is difficult to say anything about the cast that may go to work in season 7. As the chances for not going season 7 are the most as Wikipedia published that ITV made it official not to come back with Downton Abbey season 7. The show’s cast is huge, so, we share with you some of the members of the whole series including all six seasons. The cast is almost the same for all seasons which are as follows:
Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley, Jessica Brown Findlay as Lady Sybil Crawley. Maggie Smith as Violet, Samantha Bond as Lady Rosamund Painswick, Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley, Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley, Allen Leech as Tom Branson, and David Robb. Lily James as Lady Rose McClare, Shirley MacLaine as Martha Levinson, Tom Cullen as Lord Gillingham.
Julian Ovenden as Charles Blake, Mathew Goode as Henry Talbot, Harry Hadden Paton as Bertie Pelham. So, this was the Crawley family, now, jump onto the servants or we can say, the household staff, that includes:
Jim Carter as Mr. Carson, Phyllis Logan as Mrs. Hughes, Rob James Collier as Thomas Barrow, Siobhan Finneran as Miss O’Brien. Brenden Coyle as Mr. Bates, Joanne Froggatt as Anna, Kevin Doyle as Mr. Molesley, Thomas Howes as William Mason. Rose Leslie as Gwen Dawson, Amy Nuttall as Ethel Parks, Matt Milne as Alfred Nugent, Raquel Cassidy as Baxter, Ed Speleers as James Kent, Michael C. Fox as Andy Parker, Andrew Scarborough as Tim Drewe. Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Patmore, Sophie McShera as Daisy, and Cara Theobold as Ivy Stuart.
The role of Dan Stevens is now finished as Matthew Crawley. As the contract of Dan did not renew by the makers, also, the makers did not want to cast him again. So, if season 7 comes (probably not) then you will not find Matthew Crawley.
Downton Abbey Season 7 story expectations
The series was ended in the Irish War of Independence, so the makers may have shown the story after 1925. The story may tell the aftermath of World War II and its effects on the Crawley Family.
Or there are also chances that it showed the post-1927 events but this will be confirmed only after releasing of the movie Downton Abbey 2 on 18 March 2022. Now the story of season 7 (it comes) depends on the story of the sequel of the movie.
Downton Abbey Season 6 Trailer
The whole series of six seasons are available on Amazon Prime Video. You can catch it up there.