Season Six of ‘Downton Abbey’ Will be its Last
Downton Abbey is one of the most watched shows on television, but all good things must come to an end. According to a new report, the hit PBS show will end at the close of its sixth season.
Executive producer Gareth Neame told press, “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.”
PBS CEO Paula Kerger, had this to say: “PBS and our member stations have been so proud to be the home of Downton Abbey on Masterpiece in the United States. 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 6. 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 6 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.”