23rd December, 2014, Mumbai: Star World is all set to leave viewers spellbound with a television masterpiece, the classic British period drama series - Downton Abbey. For the first time ever in India, the channel will showcase the entire series from Season 1 to 5 starting 23rd January, every Mon-Fri 10 PM. Set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey, the series depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era, with the great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy. The period drama series, Downton Abbey is written and created by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes and stars Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Dan Stevens, Laura Carmichael among a host of other main and recurring characters.
Downton Abbey has received critical acclaim from television critics and won numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries. It is recognized by Guinness World Records as the most critically acclaimed English-language television series of 2011. It earned the most nominations for any international television series in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards, with twenty-seven in total. The show has emerged to be one of the most widely watched television drama shows in the world.
Touted to be a timeless classic, the show boasts of a brilliant and massive storyline spelling mystery, scandal and intrigue through a course of interesting twists and turns. The series is packed with stellar performances by a bevy of layered, well written characters residing in the great Edwardian country manor. Not stopping at that, the series has enchanted viewers world over with its sheer beauty account of the high scale of production, lavish vintage costumes and grandiose sets and locales. Set in the dawn of the roaring twenties, Downton Abbey’s costumes stand out, epitomizing the lavishness and refined elegance of the era.