The period drama's upcoming season will be its last.
March 26, 2015
It was announced today that Downton Abbey will be concluding after its sixth season. The hit series has been PBS' top drama in its history, amassing millions of viewers around the world and picking up a multitude of awards from the likes of the Emmys, Golden Globes, SAGs and BAFTAs.
A statement from Carnival Films was released regarding the reason for ending the series, stating:
"Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years. Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and 'Downton’ is no exception. We wanted to close the doors of Downton Abbey when it felt right and natural for the storylines to come together and when the show was still being enjoyed so much by its fans. We can promise a final season full of all the usual drama and intrigue, but with the added excitement of discovering how and where they all end up…"
11/04/15 at 08:26pm
My husband and I both love the show. Dance moms was something we looked forward to see every week.
04/24/15 at 01:13am
The actors are great and I love the beauty and style of the program. But all things must end and going out with style seems appropriate.
04/05/15 at 11:15pm
This show went increasingly over the top as it kept treating major social topics as we would today. I'm all for gay rights, but to accept an openly gay footman in 1925? To accept a daughter's illegitimate child and bring her up as one of the other grandchildren? To show the reaction of the family to one major upheaval after another in the ways we would deal with it today just turned the series into a modern soap opera dressed up in period costumes.
04/01/15 at 01:51pm
Typical british crap I don't think we have ever made a good show all we do is put posh tossers who can't act together and give them money for sweet FA
03/28/15 at 07:51am
I love the show. Acting and writing is superb. It comes down to casting. The major characters are moving on with their new found fame and who can blame them. Scheduling becomes increasingly difficult with such a large cast. I will miss seeing how each week the family dealt with problems of that era. This was announced at least two months ago.
03/28/15 at 00:17am
NO!!! JUST NO!
03/27/15 at 05:40am
I will miss watching Downton but I do feel it has run its course. It is a good show and has shown authentically what life was like back then and how the rich and the poor lived completely different lives by completely different rules. I was thinking that a spinoff show following a couple of the characters might be interesting, because just after the 2nd WW life in those big houses in Britain did collapse as society completely changed and It would be interesting to see how Lady Mary and Lady Edith moved forward into the 1930's,40's and 50's and what happened to some of the staff when they had to leave the big house and get other jobs. It could be done and would be interesting to show people British history.
03/27/15 at 00:23am
This is as sad as Zayn Malik leaving One Direction. The British must be running out of facial tissue from crying.
03/26/15 at 09:25pm
Sorry but i only watched a few episodes then gave up. It was just another soap opera where workers knew their place and the toffs ruled with an ironfist. Something of a tory party ideal.
03/26/15 at 05:46pm
I blame Aaron Schock.
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