Next season of “Downtown Abbey” will be its Last

April 6, 2015

The next season of ITV’s period drama “Downton Abbey” will be the last.


Peter Fincham, ITV’s Director of Television, says the 9-episode 6th season will come to an end with a concluding special on Christmas Day.

Created by Julian Fellowes, the show follows an aristocratic family’s fortunes from 1912 to the mid-1920s.

Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern have played the ‘Earl & Countess of Grantham’ since the show began in 2010.

The program is as big a hit in North America as in Britain, airing on PBS-TV. It’s so far won 2 BAFTAs, 3 Golden Globes, and 11 Emmy Awards.