With the final new episodes set to air for Downton Abbey Season 6 in the UK, what could possibly be worse than revealing an image on twitter than leaves out a character we have all come to love. On 13 August 2015, the official Downton Abbey twitter revealed the new downton abbey picture for the final season 6 series. Fans of the television series quickly came to notice a very particular character missing from the photo. People took to the twitter sphere to share their thoughts.
“WHERE IS TOM BRANSON? OH NO I’M GONNA CRY,” one fan replied.
Another tweeted, “@DowntonAbbey no Lady Rose? :(“
“Where are Tom & Sybbie?!?!??? BOOO,” a third dissatisfied customer tweeted.
Although Allen Leech has already come out stating that he would at least be in one scene, it didn’t stop people from going off on tangential nightmares. Fans now really coming to terms with reality and it is simply something we cannot bare. Stop giving us these heart attacks.
Julian Fellowes Commentary
Originally, Fellowes only expected the television series to last a couple years, he stated in a June Q&A discussion.
“Originally we had thought in terms of five years, and then we thought we just didn’t have enough space to kind of wrap everyone up. So, it seemed a good idea to do one more,” he said.
With the heavy anticipation for the final season and episodes, online marketing and advertising has increased dramatically. With all that is going on with Downton Abbey, it seems that the news has been rather scarce and without action. It seems the television executives are trying to keep a somewhat tight leash on what gets released for the final season of Downton Abbey. Recently, Season 6 photos have been released to the public. The season sets to end in 1925 prior to the stock market crash. Speculation has it that although the show will end there might be a similar show that rises from Downton’s ashes that will deal with this very important time period. No script has been written, but the ideas are perculating.
With that being stated, much can be talked about from these photos. Oddly enough, depending on the intention of how the photos were taken, it is something to note that many of the photos show smiling. In reality, there is no reason to really look into this much more (not a really big issue). But historically, photos ultimately showed very little smiling, it was – ‘a not so common thing.’ One did not want to mess up a very long series of photos. Holding poses for long periods of time was not fun.
Anyways…. looking at the photos, the photos seem to possibly hint towards something… do they? Are they scripted photos? Or are they just random shots? Something for you all to think about!
Recently, UTI posted a video talking with the cast and crew members they were able to talk to. All of them dished out a little about how it has been filming the very last episodes of the television show.
During the cast and crew rotation, UTI got to speak with Executive producer Gareth Naeme who said that he doesn’t plan on creating a miserable show, BUT “unfortunately, not everyone will walk away smiling.”
That isn’t where it ends, Naeme remarks that “There is a lot to get done in the final 9 episodes. This is ultimately a happy show that people love so I don’t think we’re going to end with lightning striking the house and the house is exploded or something. But not everyone will have a happy ending.”
Laura Carmichael had a surreal moment where Michelle Dockery and her decided to take a final walk around the premises. Ms. Carmichael stated that “for a split second, it wasn’t our home anymore- and it never was, but it felt like it.
Downton Abbey premiere in the United States Sunday January 3 on PBS.