“Downton Abbey” season 6 will be the final season, according to PBS and producer Carnival Films. “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,” Gareth Neame, Carnival’s managing director and executive producer of “Downton Abbey,” said in a statement.
“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,” Neame continued.
“Downton Abbey” is the top PBS drama of all time.
Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern played the Earl and Countess of Grantham since the show began in 2010.
“Downton Abbey” was created by Julian Fellowes.
“PBS and our member stations have been so proud to be the home of ‘Downton Abbey’ on ‘Masterpiece’ in the United States, said PBS president and Chief Executive Officer Paula Kerger.
“We, like the fans, simply cannot wait to see what will happen to the Crawley family and their beloved staff as this incredible series culminates in season six.
The series has enjoyed such success over the past five seasons, and we’ll certainly be working alongside Carnival, Masterpiece and PBS member stations to make season six the biggest yet.
Until then, Sunday nights on PBS continue to offer fans a full slate of ‘must view’ British and, soon, American historical drama.” “Downton Abbey” is the most popular series in “Masterpiece’s” 44-year history.
The series earned 51 Emmy nominations.
It won 11.
It also won 3 Golden Globe Awards, 3 Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Producers Guild Award, and 4 Baftas.
There is no word yet on how Downton Abbey will end “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,” said Gareth Neame, the show’s executive producer.
“We’ll begin to see all the questions that people want to know answered.
Will Anna and Bates ever get a break? Will Edith ever smile? All these things we can now enjoy seeing what happens to them and where they end up,” Neame told VInsider.
“I don’t think we’re going to kill them all, ” Neame said.
“The narratives of these fictional people will continue once the camera moves away.
They will move on into the future.”