When the hit drama Downton Abbey ends its six season run later this year (in the UK at least), it’s going to leave a big hole for its channel, ITV. Now, in a new interview, ITV execs suggested a science fiction show could take its place as the channel’s big prestige drama.
Well, I don't think anyone saw this coming. Book of Eli, After Earth (and upcoming Star Wars) scribe Gary Whitta has released a script imagining if the stuffy world of British drama Downton Abbey was part of the Marvel Universe - and how Tony Stark's dad would fit in with Lord Grantham and family.
Downton Abbey is a great show, especially if you like sadness. Season four, which opens with Lady Mary and the rest of the Crowleys recovering from yet another personal tragedy, is now streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime.
WARNING: I don't know what the io9/Downton Abbey crossover audience is, but this video contains spoilers for season 3 of the show. All you Downton Abbey fans who are caught up, you should be quite pleased by this small motion comic, which illustrates even the dead must have manners at Downton. As for everybody else?…
The Downton Abbey Christmas special aired in the U.K. on the 25th, but it won't come out here until March. Doesn't matter. If you have time off and need something to marathon, this period drama is it. No. Stop trying to navigate away. It's awesome.