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After five jam-packed seasons Downton Abbey is finally coming to an end. And, now we know that a pretty important part of the series will indeed be back for the finale.
When a hit TV show comes to an end, the cast members are usually the saddest ones of all to see those chapters of their lives close. But when it comes to the British period drama Downton Abbey, Dame Maggie Smith is okay with saying goodbye.
It shouldn’t shock you that the final episode might be the same way, as well. Recently, in an interview Hugh Bonneville explained why the series finale is actually going to be the big tearjerker.
Apparently the Queen of England is quite fond of the ITV/PBS drama, so much so that she enjoys paying very close attention to the details of the storyline. There is a historical advisor on the show to try and prevent any inaccuracies, but the Queen found one.
The end is near for Downton Abbey fans, and nothing rubs salt in the wound like a bittersweet and super emotional trailer to remind us. The first preview into the final farewell season is a short one-minute affair without giving much away, but does the job in hooking us back into that Downton Abbey state-of-mind.
Fans of Downton Abbey have been preparing themselves for the series’ inevitable conclusion. With the knowledge that the currently filming Season 6 will be the show’s last, the only remaining question was, when will we get that final season? We now have the answer.
We’ve known for a few months now that Downton Abbey will officially be ending after Season 6. With that in mind, the slew of actors involved with the popular PBS period drama—not to mentioned the creative team—are already looking toward brand new projects.
Since Downton Abbey began set in the year 1912, it has covered a number of historical events through World War I dealing with family deaths, scandals and even financial ruin. But, as the show nears its end, creator Julian Fellowes shares one historical territory the show will not explore, specifically, the rumblings of Nazis and the start of WWII.
With the series finale approaching, showrunner Julian Fellowes has already gotten some TV-related ideas in the works, and this weekend, it was revealed that Fellowes is developing yet another period drama with ITV.
It’s been just a few days since we learned that Downton Abbey will be finishing out its run after Season 6. However, new reports indicate the show almost lived on, just without prolific showrunner Julian Fellowes.
The highly popular period drama Downton Abbey is reportedly coming to an end after Season 6 so it seems fitting that PBS would already be hard at work, looking to line up its next Masterpiece drama.
PBS and ITV are about to say goodbye to a popular period drama. New reports indicate that Downton Abbey will not be renewing the cast’s contracts after Season 6 and that the next round of episodes will be the show’s last. More details here.
Maggie Smith is ready to leave Downton Abbey. The veteran actress has played the Dowager Countess on ITV’s hit series for five seasons, now, and the show is already in production, once again. Regardless, Smith recently spoke out to say that the upcoming sixth season will be the Dowager Countess’ last.
We’ve known for a while that George Clooney would be popping up in a holiday season charity video featuring the cast of Downton Abbey. With the holidays right around the corner, we have our first look at the charity videos George Clooney is featured in.
Clooney actually looks pretty swell in 1920s attire, even if he may be just a wee bit too tan for the early 20th century. But don’t take out word for it. Check out the first look at Clooney on Downton Abbey, in gif form, because obviously.