Current Status: ITV has yet to cancel or renew Doctor Thorne for Season 2. ... Season 1 of Doctor Thorne premiered March 6, 2016 on ITV. The series will premiere May 20, 2016 on Amazon in the US.
Is There a Doctor Thorne Season 2?Doctor Thorne is a period drama television mini-series, which is an adaptation of the eponymous Anthony Trollope novel.
Its sprawling cast of characters were all obsessed with passions, trysts, and scandal. Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne is less of a soap opera and more of a blithe comedy. The bright colors and bold lighting design only bolster the feeling that this is a world of borderline cartoonish proportions.
Even the very appearance of Alison Brie who is excellent as an American heiress let loose in a country town seems to suggest that this is an all-out razor sharp comedy. But Doctor Thorne is not a comedy.
In between the social satire and sharp barbs, there is a very heartfelt story here. Unfortunately, the Greshams are an upperclass family fallen on hard times. The only problem is he has no idea Mary is his niece. Do you see where this is going?
Instead of swooning over the pitch perfect romances of Jane Austen, Fellowes is an Anthony Trollope fanboy. As cutting as Austen could be in her character portraits, Trollope liked to go a little further.
His worldview can be both devastatingly cynical and sadly gentle. Indeed, each character in Doctor Thorne gets this treatment. No one is perfect, but no one is completely lost. His two greatest works, Downton Abbey and Gosford Park, like to peel apart the contradictory layers that define people, high and low.