Besides the 8 episodes already planned for this coming fall, ITV and Carnival Films has announced that there will also be a Christmas special of Downton Abbey which will continue where Season 2 ends.
Gareth Neame, Executive Producer and Managing Director, Carnival Films says, “The public’s reaction to the first series of Downton Abbey was gratifying. With a combined audience of 12.8 million people tuning into the last episode we are delighted ITV have decided to return with all the main characters of Downton at Christmas.”
Laura Mackie, Director of Drama, ITV said: “Julian [Fellowes] has come up with a fantastic story that will give the audience the chance to enjoy the experience of the festive season at Downton Abbey. We’re delighted to have this as part of our Christmas schedule for December 2011.”