VisionTV proudly announces the broadcast of Emmy and Golden-Globe Winning TV phenomenon Downton Abbey Season 1 & Season 2. Catch the entire must-see miniseries from the very beginning Wednesdays at 9pm ET/6pm PT starting February 22.
On the coattails of huge international hype, VisionTV has announced that it will broadcast in succession Season 1 and Season 2 of Downton Abbey, the award-winning cult hit miniseries called “the most critically well-received show in the world” by The Guinness Book.
Season 2 is a Canadian Broadcast Premiere for VisionTV, the multi-faith network with a British flair, available in 10 million homes. The broadcast of Season 1 is designed to give new fans the opportunity to discover the drama of Downton for the first time from the very beginning, catch-up with the cliffhangers if they missed it, or got hooked mid-run.
It’s hard to avoid the Downton Abbey buzz that has created a voracious international appetite, among critics and viewers alike for the lavish and passionate Edwardian-era “upstairs downstairs” drama about a family of embattled British nobles and their servants. Downton Abbey … returns with a flush of excitement and heightened expectations usually associated with Mad Men or even, back in the day, Dallas. – The New York Times
Last year, something magical and rare happened. A lavish period piece called Downton Abbey not only won critical raves and a bundle of awards, it turned into a ratings powerhouse. Downton Abbey was a late Edwardian-era saga about a family of embattled British nobles and their servants. Set on a breathtaking country estate, the production contained everything you could want in a drama: colourful frocks, sibling rivalries, class conflict, sex, scandals and skullduggery. It thrilled audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. – Toronto Star
”Watching Downton Abbey and eating a bag of licorice on a Friday night is the new Studio 54.” – Popular Tweet by celebrity Mindy Kaling, star of The Office
Featuring an all-star cast, crackling dialogue, stunning sets, and fabulous frocks, Downton Abbey took the award for Best Miniseries at the 2012 Golden Globes and six Emmys including Outstanding Miniseries, Supporting Actress (Dame Maggie Smith as the imperious Dowager Countess of Grantham), Writing (Julian Fellowes), and Costumes. Oscar-winning American actress Shirley MacLaine has signed on for Season 3 and there are recent rumours that a Hollywood blockbuster is in the works.
WINNER – GOLDEN GLOBE (2012)
BEST TELEVISION MINI SERIES
WINNER – 6 EMMY AWARDS (2011)
OUTSTANDING MINI SERIES OR MOVIE
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS (Dame Maggie Smith)
OUTSTANDING WRITING (Julian Fellowes)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING (Brian Percival)
– by VisionTV staff