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…"