“Downton Abbey” is a British-American period drama TV series conceived by Julian Fellowes and co-penned with Shelagh Stephenson and Tina Pepler. The series premiered its first season on September 26, 2010, on ITV Network. It was set in the fictitious town of Downton Abbey and centers on the lives of numerous members of the Crawley family. Filming for “Downton Abbey” took place in Wales, and at Pinewood Studios both in Buckinghamshire.
If you’re a fan of this show you might still be hoping for a seventh season even though it’s already been seven years since the sixth season wrapped although two more films were released in 2019 and 2022 respectively.
Here’s what we know about season seven of Downton Abbey.
Release Date for Season 7 of Downton Abbey
Sadly, there is no release date for the seventh season of Downton Abbey since the series ended with its sixth and final season back on December 25, 2015.
A film was however launched on July 13, 2018, continuing the storyline from the series and it was later launched in the UK on September 13, 2019, and in the US on September 20, 2019. A second movie titled “Downton Abbey: A New Era” came out in the UK on April 29, 2022 by Universal Pictures, and in the US and Canada on May 20, 2022 by Focus Features.
Why There Won’t Be a Season 7 of Downton Abbey?
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Hugh Bonneville who portrayed Robert Crawley in all six seasons and both the films — indicates that the recently launched “New Era” film would serve as the series ceasing point.
“I suspect, on a practical level, it’s run its course now,” Bonneville said. “I think that was a good time to quit. I don’t know. I’m never going to second-guess the future, but did think for a while, ‘Actually, yeah, why not, let’s keep going.’ But I do think it could get a bit thin.”
The actor proceeded to call “A New Era” film a “joyous” probable ending, “and such a good note on which to end the story.”
“There’s still open doors in it, but I think it might be the right time to stop,” he summed up.
The cast members are Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Siobhan Finneran, Joanne Froggatt, Phyllis Logan, Thomas Howes, Rob James-Collier, Rose Leslie, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Maggie Smith, and Dan Stevens among many others.