‘Downton Abbey’ season 4: Hugh Bonneville on possibilities for the future

Hugh BonnevilleAmerican “Downton Abbey” fans, the wait is almost over! Months after the United Kingdom first had an opportunity to dive into the first eight episodes of season 3; and with that, you will have a chance to see a brilliant handful of episodes about family, changing times, and whether or not the days of the stately manor houses are coming to an end.

With some of these themes in mind, why not look a little bit to the future? (Warning: the following contains minor, but not major, spoilers on the season … at least in the terms of the fact that Downton is still around by season’s close.) Hugh Bonneville recently had an opportunity to give a far-reaching interview with Vulture about the new collection of episodes, and he presented an interesting answer to what he think will become of the famous residence by the time the series does wrap up (whenever that is):

“They could lose [the house]. After the World War II, the major estates really did collapse. It will be interesting to see what he does with next season and if indeed there will be a fifth, how far he’ll take it.”

We personally believe that it is possible “Downton Abbey” will actually end at the end of the fourth season, largely because we would be really surprised if Julian Fellowes really wanted to take the show that deep into World War II. However, a season 5 could still be on the cards given not only what the feeling is from the writers’ point of view, but whether or not enough cast members want to stick around rather than going off to do other things.

What do you think: should “Downton Abbey” end with Robert and the family eventually losing the house? If you want to view some more specific season 4 scoop pertaining to the subject of love interests, all you have to do is visit the story over here.

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