Downton Abbey: sold to over 100 territories

The Hollywood Reporter has posted an article about the success of Downton Abbey. Read in full on the website.

NBC Universal said Thursday that its Edwardian country house drama Downton Abbey has been licensed to over 100 international territories since its global premiere in the U.K. last September, making it one of the most successful U.K. drama exports in recent years. The award-winning hit pulled in almost 13 million viewers for the season finale on ITV1 and has sold to Germany, Japan, Australia, The Netherlands and markets in the Middle East.

Season two, which is currently in production, promises a further eight episodes of the one-hour costume drama scripted by Gosford Park writer Julian Fellowes, adding new characters played by Ian Glen and Maria Doyle Kennedy to the ensemble drama that features, among others, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville.

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