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.
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.
Since the rumor surfaced and then confirmed that Downton Abbey would have its last curtain calling for Season 6, hearts have dropped and the paranoia and depression set in. Just as passionate followers of the hit drama series were coming to a rest more rumors started to surface. Ever since the shooting of the finale of season 6, viewers and loyal supporters have been trying to gain any sort of gossip and information over what should occur in the final series.
Rumors are starting to surface that some of the characters wont necessarily have a nice sending off. Many are saying that Mary might not get the happy ending she so thought. She has played so hard with the two suitors that it might be that both of them just up and leave. The likelihood of that happening is slim but minds must be kept open.
Additionally, Thomas Burrows name seems to keep resurfacing. We all know his to have come clean over his sexuality and some speculate that he might have a demise. No clues from the actual shoots have arisen yet nor confirmations. We look forward to seeing if the writers give us followers the cravings we need.
In recent news, like many have been speculating over the ending of the show, the cast have been trying to retain keepsakes over props on the set. The producers have made it some sort of agenda to make sure that cast will be unable to obtain or keep these momentos. We wouldn’t be surprised if certain people want to keep them for there extreme price value. In general, there isn’t a good reason for why there has been s restriction placed on these props, but I feel the cast will find a way to sneak out some things.
Downton Abbey has been a towering television drama series from the UK. It’s successes come from an excellent writer and actor/actress relationship bringing the most from what has been given. NBC Entertainment President Robert Greenblatt announced at the Television Critics Association press tour that Julian Fellowes would be headed to New York to start writing the new series, “The Gilded Age.” Early when asked about this he stated that he would only start writing “The Gilded Age” only when Downton Abbey was over. When pressed about the issue, Fellowes stated that the show wasn’t going to go on forever. Even though it hasn’t been completely determined that Downton Abbey will end after season 6, everything is pointing to that being the case.