Downton Abbey Renewed for Season 6

Downton Abbey Season 5 Trailer

Here’s something that’ll have you smiling into your cuppa: Downton Abbey will be back for a sixth season.

PBS announced on Thursday that Season 6 of the popular ITV British drama will go into production in 2015 and will be written by Julian Fellowes.

News of the renewal comes a few months before Season 5 debuts in the United States on Jan. 4 (PBS, 9/8c). The series completes its fifth season run in the UK on Sunday.


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  1. Mark says:

    Can we not do another “someone gets falsely accused of murder” storyline? It’s getting old.

  2. Sandra says:

    That´s good to know, I love the show. Is Ed Speleers gone for good or is he coming back?

  3. Leonie1988 says:

    As long as most of the main cast survives this season, I am on board!

  4. kathyb1953 says:

    Yay!!! This is fantastic news indeed!!

  5. I am glad that there will be another season of Downton Abbey(season 6) I can’t wait to see the new season.

  6. Linda Frame says:

    I live in the UK so just want to say to my American cousins, season 5 is as good as ever, you are in for a treat, so happy to read we are getting season 6, but do you know it was meant to be only a 3 season story arc, so glad the powers that be changed there mind.

  7. Hester Cohn says:

    Where, oh, where has Ziva gone!

  8. Jim davies says:

    Is anyone showing interest in buying Longmire?

    • Ally Oop says:

      Even though this thread has nothing to do with Longmire, I second the question. I’ve been waiting impatiently for news. Such a disappointing and undeserving cancellation.

  9. Susannah says:

    I hope Season 6 will have happier stories for Lady Edith, she’s been “Poor Edith” for so long, it would be great to see a story where things are going well for her and she’s happy.

    • herman1959 says:


    • Lyn says:

      I’m still thinking that sooner or later we’ll learn that Edith is Rosamund’s daughter raised by the Crawley’s to avoid scandal. She’s just been so nurturing and understanding with Edith and that’s uncharacteristic for her.

  10. S says:

    **No Spoilers Please***
    Julian Ovenden aka Charles Blake better be a part of it. Honestly, I truly cannot see the other character working out long-term for the show. And as long as Dame Maggie Smith and keep up with her witty one-liners, I am sold!

  11. Ally Oop says:

    Fantastic news. Downton is my one of my favourite shows although I always worry with Brit shows that go on a while as they lose actors quite often.

  12. Bill says:

    Great news! Would have been better if they had announced season 7 renewal as well!

  13. Maddie says:

    Thank you!!!!!!!!

  14. lisa williams says:

    I am thrilled a new season. Hopefully the seasons will have more and more series. I can’t seem to get enough.

  15. Sandra Daughton says:

    Great Great news.
    Thank you for renewing.

  16. Sandra Daughton says:

    Great News.
    Thank you for renewing.