‘Downton Abbey’ season 4 spoilers: Elizabeth McGovern looks to the future

Downton Abbey CastWill “Downton Abbey” actually come back for a fifth season? It sounds completely crazy to think about right now before season 4 even begins filming, but the folks over at “BBC Breakfast” have actually taken it upon themselves to actually ask this very question to one Elizabeth McGovern, who has been out and about lately to promote her singing career with her band Sadie and the Hotheads.

So what did McGovern have to say on the subject? Of course, she did not bite when it came to giving the hosts the answer they were probably hoping for; but still, she at least did give out a little bit more information reminding us yet again that there could be at least one more year (and maybe more) in the can moving forward:

“Everybody feels that we hope that we know when it’s time to stop, that we don’t wear out our welcome.”

In reality, we see the possibility for a season 5 of the show being at about 50/50 at this very moment. There are plenty of situations in which bringing the show back for another year makes complete and total sense (ratings are one of them), but there is also the argument to be made that the show needs to go out on a creative high. Plus, it’s more of a common tradition for British tradition to end when it is ready, and not just drag on and on beyond its shelf life.

How long do you think that a show like “Downton Abbey” can really last? Be sure to share some more of your thoughts with a comment below! If you want to hear why Hugh Bonneville’s fans have been “upset” at him recently, be sure to head on over to the link here.

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