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Downton Abbey

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Downton Abbey
GenreHistorical period drama
Created byJulian Fellowes
Written by
Opening theme"Did I Make the Most of Loving You?"
ComposerJohn Lunn
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series6
No. of episodes52 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Liz Trubridge
  • Nigel Marchant
Production locationHighclere Castle
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time47–93 minutes
Production company
Original release
Release26 September 2010 (2010-09-26) –
25 December 2015 (2015-12-25)

Downton Abbey is a British historical drama television series set in the early 20th century. It was created and co-written by Julian Fellowes. The series first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom on 26 September 2010, and in the United States on PBS on 9 January 2011.

On 26 March 2015, Carnival Films and ITV announced that the sixth series would be the last. It aired on ITV between 20 September 2015 and 8 November 2015. The final episode, serving as the annual Christmas special, was broadcast on 25 December 2015.

A movie version was released in the United Kingdom on 13 September 2019, and in the United States on 20 September 2019.

A second movie, Downton Abbey: A New Era, opened in the U.S. on May 18, 2022.

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