10 Shows Like ‘Downton Abbey’ to Watch While You Wait for Downton Abbey 3 to Premiere in 2025
Downton Abbey fans recently received the exciting news that a third film is in the works and will arrive in theaters on September 12, 2025. Simon Curtis is returning to direct after helming 2022’s Downton Abbey: A New Era. Returning for the third film are Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Robert James-Collier, Joanne Froggatt, Allen Leech, Penelope Wilton, Lesley Nicol, Michael Fox, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Kevin Doyle, Harry Hadden-Paton, Sophie McShera, Douglas Reith, and Dominic West.

New cast will include Paul Giamatti, Joely Richardson, Alessandro Nivola, Simon Russell Beale, and Arty Froushan.

If you’ve binged the series and films already and are looking for shows like Downton Abbey to binge next, we have you covered.

Here are 10 shows like Downton Abbey to check out now while you wait for the third film.

Belgravia (2020 miniseries)

Cast: Philip Glenister, Tamsin Greig, Harriet Walter, Saskia Reeves, Ella Purnell, Paul Ritter, Richard Goulding, James Fleet, Jack Shalloo, Tara Fitzgerald, Jack Bardoe, Tom Wilkinson, Alice Eve, Adam James

Synopsis: “This Six-Part Limited Series by Julian Fellowes is a story of secrets and scandals amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 19th Century. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful eve of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come as secrets unravel behind the porticoed doors of London’s grandest neighborhood.”

Where to watch: Fubo, MGM+, Spectrum

Belgravia: The Next Chapter (2024 – )

Cast: Harriet Slater, Benjamin Wainwright, Toby Regbo, Sophie Thompson, Gerard Horan, Elaine Cassidy, Hannah Onslow, Liam Garrigan, Lauren McQueen, Sophie Winkleman, Edward Bluemel, Miles Jupp, David Fynn

Synopsis:Belgravia: The Next Chapter picks up in 1871, three decades after the events depicted in the 2020 limited series, which was written by Julian Fellowes and based on his novel of the same name. The series tells the love story of Frederick Trenchard (Benjamin Wainwright), the third Lord Trenchard, and his new love interest, Clara Dunn (Harriet Slater), who is a newcomer to London society. Unaware that his birth was the product of an affair between his mother Susan (Alice Eve) and the scoundrel John Bellasis (Adam James), a troubled childhood has left Frederick deeply insecure, which challenges his courtship of, and marriage to, Clara.”

Where to watch: Fubo, MGM+, Spectrum

Cranford (2007-2009)

Cast: Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, Deborah Findlay, Julia McKenzie, Jim Carter, Barbara Flynn, Alex Etel, Alex Jennings, Tom Hiddleston, Philip Glenister, Lesley Manville, Adrian Scarborough, Emma Fielding, Andrew Buchan

Synopsis: “In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip, and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.”

Where to watch: BritBox, Peacock, The Roku Channel, Vudu, Tubi

The Gilded Age (2022 – )

Cast: Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Louisa Jacobson, Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Harry Richardson, Taissa Farmiga, Denée Benton, Blake Ritson, Jack Gilpin, Ben Ahlers, Simon Jones, Debra Monk, Kelli O’Hara, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Taylor Richardson, Patrick Page, Kristine Nielsen

Synopsis: “The Gilded Age begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook (Jacobson) moving from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Baranski) and Ada Brook (Nixon). Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path?”

Where to watch: Max, Spectrum

Howards End (2017 miniseries)

Cast: Matthew Macfadyen, Hayley Atwell, Alex Lawther, Philippa Coulthard, Donna Banya, Joseph Quinn, Joe Bannister, Tracey Ullman, Bessie Carter, Rosalind Eleazar

Synopsis: “The social and class divisions in early 20th century England through the intersection of three families – the wealthy Wilcoxes, the gentle and idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts.”

Where to watch: PBS Masterpiece, Prime Video, Starz

Little Dorrit (2008 miniseries)

Cast: Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen, Andy Serkis, Tom Courtenay, Judy Parfitt, Eddie Marsan, James Fleet, Emma Pierson, Arthur Darvill, Anton Lesser, Bill Paterson, Sebastian Armesto, Sue Johnston, Georgia King, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong

Synopsis: “Fourteen-part adaptation of Dickens’ powerful story of love, honour, debt and hope in 1820s London, written by Andrew Davies. The Dorrits are a family whose life revolves around the Marshalsea, a debtor’s prison. Amy Dorrit’s kind nature brings the family into contact with a wide swath of English society, from the poorest to the richest, and back again.”

Where to watch: BritBox, Peacock, The Roku Channel, Tubi

Parade’s End (2012 miniseries)

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Adelaide Clemens, Miranda Richardson, Freddie Fox, Janet McTeer, Rufus Sewell, Stephen Graham, Ned Dennehy, Rupert Everett, Alan Howard, Anne-Marie Duff

Synopsis: “Revolves around a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette.”

Where to watch: Max, Spectrum

Poldark (2015-2018)

Cast: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing, Luke Norris, Beatie Edney, Ruby Bentall, Caroline Blakiston, Tristan Sturrock, Heida Reed, Pip Torrens, Tom York, Harry Richardson

Synopsis: “Ross Poldark returns home after the American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.”

Where to watch: Hoopla, Prime Video, PBS, PBS Masterpiece

Sanditon (2019-2023)

Cast: Rose Williams, Crystal Clarke, Kris Marshall, Jack Fox, Kate Ashfield, Anne Reid, Turlough Convery, Kevin Eldon, Molly Bishop, Theo James, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Eloise Webb, Flo Wilson

Synopsis: “About Charlotte Heywood, a spirited and impulsive woman, who moves from her rural home to Sanditon, a fishing village attempting to reinvent itself as a seaside resort.”

Where to watch: PBS Masterpiece

Upstairs Downstairs (2010-2012)

Cast: Ed Stoppard, Keeley Hawes, Claire Foy, Anne Reid, Adrian Scarborough, Neil Jackson, Art Malik, Blake Ritson, Nico Mirallegro, Laura Haddock, Alex Kingston, Ami Metcalf

Synopsis: “A new family and their servants live at the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place in 1936.”

Where to watch: BritBox, Hulu, Peacock, The Roku Channel, Tubi


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