‘Downton Abbey’ is returning to UK screens on ITV

ITV has announced that Downton Abbey will be back on Sunday nights this summer.

There’s currently a shortage of new TV series ready to air due to the coronavirus pandemic which halted the filming of most UK productions in March.

Instead, repeat airings of classic shows will be filling out the schedules over the coming months.

The first year of The Durrells is being shown again at 7pm on Sunday evenings in the UK at the moment, following recent reruns of Rowan Atkinson’s Maigret, the latest season of Doc Martin, and the first season of Broadchurch.

It’s been confirmed this week that Downton Abbey will be joining this line-up of iconic series very soon!

The final season of the hit period drama series will be repeated on Sunday nights from 19th July on ITV, launching with a double-bill at 8pm.

Season 6 is set in 1925 and sees Lady Mary finally move on from Matthew, while Mrs Hughes and Mr Carson adjust to married life.

A sequel to the Downton Abbey movie is expected to begin filming next year.

Every episode of Downton Abbey is available to watch on Amazon Prime.