Bonneville previously told Screen Rant: “Were it to carry on, I don’t know where it would go next. On the basis that each of the last few iterations has been roughly taking place in a year, or during a year, we’d be in 1929. What happens then? It’s the Wall Street crash, and the gaiety of the 20s is going to come crashing to a halt. So, it’d be pretty potentially pretty gloomy. I don’t know. And as for Robert? Well, he’s gonna die. So, a good death would be good.”
Aside from the Wall Street Crash, there’s plenty of 1930s history to be explored. Perhaps Winston Churchill in his Wilderness Years could visit Downton? There was also the rise of Fascism in Western Europe as the Second World War loomed, not to mention the year of the three Kings in 1936 too. However, despite the options, Bonneville admitted he hopes Downton Abbey 3 won’t happen but obviously won’t rule it out just yet.
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