Will all the drama and love angst be resolved at Downton Abbey in just a scant three years?
It will if show creator Julian Fellowes sticks to his original plan. In an interview, Fellowes says:
“The original concept in my optimistic head was for the first series to start towards the end of the Edwardian era, the second to be set during World War I and the third in the 1920s.
”In the ’20s there are big changes, new inventions, different expectations I can’t wait to explore."
Fellowes’s comments beg the question: What about other period dramas? How will Mad Men’s Don Draper deal with heading towards the late ’60s? What happens to the world of Boardwalk Empire once Prohibition is repealed? And is Fellowes right in his wish to cut and run rather than sticking it out as long as he could? What shows should’ve ended a lot earlier than they did?