Julian Fellowes Confirms DOWNTON ABBEY Is Likely To Have Another Season

Julian Fellowes Confirms DOWNTON ABBEY Is Likely To Have Another Season

Julian Fellowes Confirms DOWNTON ABBEY Is Likely To Have Another SeasonAffable and aristocratic creator of Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes confirms that he suspects another season of hit international period-set drama Downton Abbey is more than likely following the conclusion of the upcoming Season Five, airing in the UK later this year and in the US at the start of 2015, according to a new interview.

Fellowes reveals of preliminary plans to pen the sixth season of the series, "I would be amazed if there wasn't another series after [this one]."

Additionally, Fellowes provides a plethora of applicable comments on the ever-increasing transformation of gender roles that the series will depict now that the timeline has moved firmly into the mid-1920s.

"I think men are either comfortable with very strong women or not. Some men see strong women as reassuring and comforting, and others as threatening, and I come into the first category," Fellowes observes of his own thoughts on the matter.

Fellows also says of women's roles in the work force at the time, "If a posh woman was working at the National Gallery as an assistant... people no longer reached for their smelling salts."

Furthermore, Fellowes concludes, "Women grow up and men never do. There is always, ?in men, this kind of boy in the middle of him who must be nurtured and protected by the women in his life, and they must always make him feel that he is very talented or misunderstood or whatever."

Check out the original article on the matter here.


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