‘Downton Abbey’ is ‘really good’ on Netflix, but still ‘not a perfect fit’
The hit drama “Downtons Abbey” is still “not a great fit” on Netflix.
“The reason is the fact that there’s no ‘D’ in ‘Dot’ and we don’t have a ‘D.'” that was created by the show’s creator, Julie Gardner, in 2004, according to Variety.
“So we’re trying to create a brand new one that we feel is really good for the platform,” Gardner told Variety.
She added that Netflix will continue to invest in the show for “many, many years” to come.
The original series ran for nine seasons on ABC from 2004-2017, and its revival is being overseen by Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.
The streaming service is in talks with Gardner to renew the show as a series for the streaming service.
“I think that we’re still at a point where we’re really at a crossroads,” Sarandies told Variety during the company’s CES conference.
“We’re not the only one that wants to see more of the show.
It’s a very unique thing that we want to be able to deliver.
And so we’ll see.”
The network plans to continue developing original programming, including “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which has been on hiatus since it was cancelled in 2016.
The show will return to the series, but the streaming network is still in talks about making a spinoff.