Even the series creator Julian Fellowes planned another feature film that will air next year, the fate of Downtown Abbey Season 7 still remains in limbo. The series has been highly critically acclaimed. The sixth season debuted back in 2015, which features Anna and Bates welcoming their baby boy. It explored New Year’s Eve 1925, and the feature film that premiered in 2019 explored the 1920s era. Thus, we can expect that the second feature film will explain how things turned out in other Yorkshire estates.
Created by Julian Fellowes, Downtown Abbey takes place in a fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downtown Abbey. It follows the life of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants’ struggle in the post-Edwardian era, the time when great events take place in the British social hierarchy. The events include the sinking of the Titanic, World War I, the Marconi scandal, and the Spanish influenza pandemic. The most recent season focused on the downfall of the aristocratic family.
Downtown Abbey Season 7: Has It Renewed Yet?
While Downtown Abbey became the biggest hit of ITV yet the series future remains in the dark. The sixth season received a 76% positive response which was a bit higher than the fifth season. Yet, the series dropped ratings compared to its pilot season, which received a 91% positive response. In 2011, the series earned the Guinness World record for being the highest critical review for a TV show. The series returned with a feature film in 2019 and one set to hit the big screen in 2022.
But unfortunately, the fate of the show remains in limbo as the network hasn’t greenlit the show for the Downtown Abbey Season 7. The first feature film gained a $31 million topping and was marked as the largest opening for the feature film in history. Now, Downtown Abbey is ready to return with its next feature film, which is scheduled to premiere on March 18, 2022. Again, the lead cast roaster will return along with some new faces. But unfortunately, at present, there’s no plan for the seventh season.
Downtown Abbey Season 7: Who Could Be In The Cast?
As we know, the entire cast will return in the 2022’s feature film Downtown Abbey: A New Era. So, we can expect the same cast would return for the seventh season as well. Thus, Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley will return with his on-screen wife Cora Crawley (Elizabeth McGovern). Along with them, their three daughters Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery), Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael), and Lady Sybil (Jessica Brown Findlay will also return.
Other major cast includes Maggie Smith as Violet and Samantha Bond as Lady Rosamund Painswick. Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley could return with Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley, Matthew’s mother. Allen Leech as Tom Branson could return with David Robb as Dr. Richard Clarkson. The other cast members include Lily James as Lady Rose MacClare, Shirley MacLaine as Martha Levinson, and Tom Cullen as Lord Gillingham.
Downtown Abbey Season 7: What To Expect If It Returns?
Is Mr. Carson Lady Mary’s Father?
Lord and Lady Grantham both have blue eyes, but their daughter Mary has brown eyes. If you recall, as taught in the science class, specific genes are dominant. And the others remain recessive. However, Mary’s parents have blue eyes, which raises fans to speculate that perhaps Mr. Carson is Lady Mary’s father. Even the family butler has always treated Mary as his child. So probably Lady Grantham had an affair with Mr. Carson. Who knows!
How Did Kemal Pamuk Die?
After having a peaceful fox-haunting and sparking evening with the lover, Pamuk was found dead in Lady Mary’s bed. Although it was later revealed that Pamuk died from a heart attack, many viewers speculate that someone poisoned him. However, things shortly become more sinister. As Crawley’s closest footman, Thomas Barrow perhaps did that. It, in turn, leads to Crawley firing Thomas. However, we expect that the seventh season could explore this plot.
Curse Begins After Lady Grantham Miscarriage
After Lady Grantham spills on the soap bar that leads to her miscarriage, it has given birth to the family’s misfortunes. As one fan speculated that the miscarriage had started a deadly pregnancy. If you remember, Lady Sybil died while giving birth to her child. Matthew Crawley, on the other hand, died after the birth of his son. Elsewhere Major Bryant died after the maid Ethel Parks becomes pregnant with his child. So probably it could continue in the upcoming season as well.