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Downton Abbey’s Doors Stay Open For Gareth Naeme

Every time you have come to grips with reality, that Downton Abbey is coming to an end, another story airs stating the contrary. It seems the saga keeps on going and Gareth Naeme will not let it die. 

For those that do not know who Gareth Naeme is, he plans the scripts and storyline with Julian Fellowes. So he is a major player when dealing with how the story will come to a close.

In a recent interview with Gareth, he made all the usually required statements to the press about how the storyline would come to a close. 

Mr Neame said: “We want to answer all the questions that people are asking: will Edith get a break? Are Bates and Anna going to get any good news? Is Mary, with all the ups and downs that she has had over the past 12 years of the story, going to see light at the end of the tunnel and settle down?

“I don’t know that they are all necessarily going to be OK because, don’t forget, we’ve always said that this show is about the end of a way of life, the end of an era.

But then, he adds:

 “But I can confirm they are not all going to be wiped out by a meteorite. At the end, as we leave them to their own lives, yes, the door will be left open to come back to the majority of them in the future.”

Many of the tv cast didn’t even know how big the television series had become, because for some, it was their first acting job,

“Downton was my first television job. I was so excited and happy to be in the company of the actors I was in I didn’t realise the hype around it,” she said.

“It was around October time of the first series that Hugh Bonneville, who plays Lord Grantham, said to me, ‘Laura they aren’t all like this. Not every single TV job you have will be so big’.

It’s been heartfelt and people are really going to miss such a time savory period drama. But, like Naeme expressed. The door is not closed for some magic to occur, so fans have something to relish in that.

Lastly, this show did more than just touch the lives of people around the world, but also saved Highclere castle itself. The financial state of the estate is not looking so good. So this show has resurrected its health!

Souls Weep In Downton Abbey Final Season Trailer Aftermath

Reality has struck and Julian Fellowes is playing that somber violin all the way to the end. Recently, Downton Abbey released the final trailer for Downton Abbey and those that have seen it needed some tissues and Ben and Jerry’s double fudge chocolate ice cream… because it was going to get messy.

With fans in the United States unable to watch the season finale until January 3rd, the anticipation with which the season will unfold is palpable. Voices re-emerge and speak strong and silent truthes, the reminescent images come streaming to the forefront as memories live once again. Julian Fellowes makes a strong attempt to proclaim his message through the art of which he is proudly known for. That message is that the past created a life they all know to the present and they must use that creation for where they head into the future. Do not be sad, but be glad that you were able to live and grow in that moment.

While we are sad the show is coming to and end, rellish in the moments, harness it, and use it into the future. Without further ado, your motion picture awaits. The 1-minute video below.



 


The final season airs September 20, 2015 on ITV in the UK.

“Missing Characters” Sparks Fan Craze for New Season of Downton Abbey




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.

Downton Abbey Season 6 picture

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.

First Downton Abbey Season 6 Photos Revealed

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!

 



 

Not Everyone Will Have A ‘Happy Ending’ Downton Abbey **Spoiler**

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.



The Games the Producer of Downton Abbey Plays – Movie Details

Downton Abbey Movie A Serious Discussion

It seems that for the past couple of months Julian Fellowes has been playing quite the game with his Downton Abbey fans. Months back, it surfaced that by the end of the series a possible movie could spring to life. Some of this information might have been forged from ink thirsty writers. Whatever it may have been, it seemed that Julian Fellowes liked it and even hinted to a similar J.K. Rowling type deal.

A week or two ago, the flip started to occur. Articles started coming out that Julian Fellowes just wasn’t sure it would be a success and there were too many logistical obstacles in the way. He has built a cast so ornate and so recognizable that anything remotely diminished could absolutely ruin the integrity of what he built. His reputation was on the line to produce. I believe this really played a big factor. As Fellowes has allowed the thoughts to sit and marinate for some time, it seems a too good of an opportunity to let slide.

With so much anticipation, with so much talk, with so much publicity, it seems like a movie post Downton Abbey Season 6 finale is becoming much more a reality. Producer Naeme explained that the idea of a movie was on the table. It hadn’t been a firm decision but is highly being dialogued. Naeme and others are hesitant because of the appeal of the show itself. Naeme explains that,

“Remember, this is a show I was originally told no one in the U.S. would understand,”

And for the most part, he was correct. But the fact of the matter is, it has caught on in the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Canada, and many other countries. The real question becomes, is there enough money in the production of the movie to come away with profit by creating, marketing, and advertising for this movie. This is something that will be thought about in the oncoming months as the show is set to air in September for UK. What might help solidify the movie details will be the viewer count post season 6. Naeme states it pretty clearly when he says,

“I think we could have legitimately kept it going a bit longer,” he said. “But you do want to leave people wanting more, not less.”

So if the appeal is still there and not diminishing, there is a real possibility that a movie could come to fruition.

Driehaus Museum in Chicago to Hold Downton Abbey Fashion Exhibit

Months earlier, I explained that there would be a Downton Abbey fashion exhibit. Now as the finale for Downton Abbey Season 6 comes around the corner, more hype builds. The fashion exhibit has been moving through and will make its way through Chicago at the Driehaus Museum. It will showcase 35 award winning costumes, all of which have been produced by London Costume house Cosprop Ltd.
 
For fans of the television series, this is a pretty big deal. The dresses will be laid out in time periods. The fashion tour will explain the tremendous evolution of fashion during the early 1900s not only explaining the style, but the industrial changes that came at that time. Some of the articles of clothing are fabrics originating from that time period, while others are reproductions re-created from photographs, paintings, and magazines.
 
The reason why this article is very important is because there is expected to be a tremendous turnout. Visitors are required to purchase their tickets online or by phone. Write this down if you plan to go as tickets will become available Oct. 7 and will allow self-guided admission, an audio tour and exhibition guide.
 
The museum is located at 40 E. Erie St. and will run from 9 February 2016 through 8 May 2016.

A Movie on the Horizon Lord Julian Fellowes Hints for Downton Abbey Fans?

It seems that upon the loss of UK’s highest watched drama television series after season 6, Julian Fellowes makes a surprising little hint. In a recent interview with Variety, Fellowes apparently stated, “It may be reborn as a movie or a play or a musical or a ballet. Who knows if we’ve seen the last of it? But we do know we’ve seen the last of the television series. This will be the ending.”
 
This leads many to believe, including myself, that Fellowes could be trying to build an empire like Harry Potter with deals of expanding the life of Downton Abbey. It would be very difficult as fans are very particular, but… What seems to be upsetting to viewers though, or at least to this viewer, is that Fellowes is very willing to explain how the show will end. Although it isn’t written in detail, he explains the overall scope of the ending. While I will not share it with you guys, you can very well find it online. But seeing this is the last season, I would make a serious effort to go into this season blind and just enjoy the remaining series and be content with where the cards fall.
 
While the creation of a motion picture or film would make a lot of fans happy (giving them there daily dose of drama), without the same plot lines and characters, the movie would not even come close to what it is now. Nor would viewers even buy a movie ticket. The series is what it is because of the plot and the cast. So anything deviating from this norm really leaves something left to be desired. And Lord Julian Fellowes definitely understands this. He definitely has “mixed feelings” about it.
 
So while viewers and fans are still reeling from the pain of the news heard months ago, there is still something to keep your heads looking up at. Downton Abbey Season 6 finale is set to air sometime in September for the United Kingdom. No real timeline has been set yet, but if we follow the past 5 seasons, we can come to that conclusion. This means the Christmas Special will air in December with the United States air date sometime in January unless some deal is made to air it at the same time.