Say it ain’t so!? Yes, Downton Abbey will end after Season 6. Masterpiece on PBS made the official announcement today, that Downton Abbey’s sixth season would be its last. Exec producer of the show, Gareth Neame, said in a statement:
“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.”
Season 5 was seen by more than 25.5 million viewers, and the show has been a HUGE critical and commercial success since its debut in 2011. Downton has received three Golden Globes and eleven Emmys.
We’ll miss Dame Maggie most of all. Sad face.
(via Us Weekly)