Articles about Downton Abbey
Creator and writer Julian Fellowes and executive producer Gareth Neame look back on the origins of hit period drama Downton Abbey, discussing how it rejuvenated a genre and came to fascinate audiences around the world.
DQ travels back to the 19th century to the set of Belgravia, a six-part drama that sees families tested and secrets revealed, created and produced by the team behind Downton Abbey.
With two new shows in the works, Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes and executive producer Gareth Neame look back on the period drama’s success and discuss their partnership.
Michelle Dockery sheds her Downton Abbey image in TNT thriller Good Behavior, which is returning for its second season this month. She tells DQ about leaving Lady Mary behind for a life of crime in the US drama – and previews her upcoming Netflix series Godless.
Games of Thrones and The People vs OJ Simpson picked up a lot of Emmy nominations this week – but can they convert them into awards?
Steve November, drama director at ITV, promises a bigger drama slate over the next two years and wants to make the channel the ‘place of choice’ for established producers and fresh talent alike.
The talking point in TV circles continues to be whether we are at the point of ‘peak drama’ and, if so, how long it can last – but shouldn’t we just enjoy this golden age?
ITV is following up Downton Abbey with a period drama set in a Second World War hotel – plus a new drama from Luther creator Neil Cross.
Noah Hawley’s TV adaptation of the Coen brothers movie Fargo has been given another season by FX, while Billy Ray is bringing an F Scott Fitzgerald novel to Amazon and French series are earning international plaudits.
As more original dramas are produced than ever before, DQ finds there’s still a place for classic series to find new audiences.
After a storming start for Into the Badlands, has AMC found itself another big hit? Elsewhere, the jury is out on Sky’s The Last Panthers, while Downton Abbey’s finale confirmed its status as one of the best scripted series ever produced in the UK.
As it becomes harder to pick out the winners and losers among returning and new dramas, with early ratings distorted by time-shifted and on-demand viewing, just how did Downton Abbey, Doctor Who and others fair this week?
As Downton Abbey enters its sixth and final season, those to have played their part in the wildly successful period drama, both behind and in front of the camera, bid an emotional farewell. Michael Pickard reports.