“Downton Abbey” will return for a fifth season.
Although season four of the British Drama haven’t debuted statewide yet, ITV has renewed the most-watched drama in PBS history, for a fifth season.
“We are thrilled to produce a new series of the show next year,” executive producer Gareth Neame said in a release. “We promise all the usual highs and lows, romance, drama and comedy played out by some of the most iconic characters on television. All the actors and makers of the show continue to be humbled by the extraordinary audience response and want to take the show from strength to strength next year.”
“Downton” just completed its fourth season in the U.K. and averaged 11.8 million viewers becoming Britain’s highest-rated TV drama of the year.
“Downton Abbey‘s” fourth season is set to air Jan. 5 at 9/8c on PBS.