- Hugh Bonneville, who plays Robert Crawley in the “Downton Abbey” universe, does not want any more cinema sequels.
- “I think it was a good time to retire,” Bonneville said.
- Bonneville also said it was “extremely unlikely” that the original cast would return for a “Downton Abbey” revival season.
Only on April 28, 2022 did “Downton Abbey II: A New Era”, the second film in the successful series “Downton Abbey”, start in the cinemas. Despite a decent performance at the box office and positive reviews from the critics Unfortunately, “Downton Abbey II” may remain the last part of the series.
At least leading actor Hugh Bonneville, who played the main character Robert Crawley in all 6 seasons of the British series as well as the two cinema films, is in favor of this (via THR).
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“I guess on a practical level it has run its course. I think that was a good time to stop.”
In the same interview, Hugh Bonneville described the recently released “Downton Abbey II: A New Era” as a “joyful” potential ending and “such a good grade to end the story on.”
A series revival of “Downton Abbey”? “Robert Crawley” doesn’t feel like it either
Bonneville was asked about a potential revival season of “Downton Abbey” by the US trade journal THR. As in the case of – for example – the “Sex and the City” revival “And Just Like That…” the original cast would then return for one (or more) more seasons of the series.
Such a return of the original cast holds for further seasons Hugh Bonneville, however, for “extremely improbable.” If at all, the “Downton Abbey” star suspects, a revival of the successful series as “a reboot” with completely new actors would be an option.
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