Downton Abbey

British historical drama television series

Downton Abbey is a British historical drama television series set in the early 20th century. It was created and co-written by Julian Fellowes. The series first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom on 26 September 2010, and in the United States on PBS on 9 January 2011.

Downton Abbey
GenreHistorical period drama
Created byJulian Fellowes
Written by
Opening theme"Did I Make the Most of Loving You?"
Composer(s)John Lunn
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series6
No. of episodes52 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Liz Trubridge
  • Nigel Marchant
Production location(s)Highclere Castle
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time47–93 minutes
Production company(s)
Original networkITV
Picture format1080i HDTV
Audio formatStereo
Original release26 September 2010 (2010-09-26) –
25 December 2015 (2015-12-25)
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On 26 March 2015, Carnival Films and ITV announced that the sixth series would be the last. It aired on ITV between 20 September 2015 and 8 November 2015. The final episode, serving as the annual Christmas special, was broadcast on 25 December 2015.

A movie version was released in the United Kingdom on 13 September 2019, and in the United States on 20 September 2019.

A second movie, Downton Abbey: A New Era, opened in the U.S. on May 18, 2022.

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