Carnival Films and ITV have announced that Season 6 of Downton Abbey will be the last, putting to an end weeks of speculation that the show was about to lose its creator and writer, not to mention some of its cast.
Downton Abbey fans can breath a sigh of relief—not that there was ever much doubt this would happen—now that the blockbuster British series has officially been renewed for a fifth season.
There will be even more pushy Americans crowding into Downton Abbey next season.
The show’s producer has announced that Oscar-nominated actor Paul Giamatti will be joining the popular British series for the season-ending special, which airs on Christmas Day in the U.K.
Downton Abbey may be off the air until the start of Season 4 but that doesn’t mean there’s no news of the show or its stars. (Season 4 will begin showing in the U.K. in September and in the U.S. on January 5.)
Changes are afoot in Downton Abbey. With the show’s creator Julian Fellowes pledging to, as he put it “widen the show ethnically,” new storylines are being written about the arrival of jazz in 1920’s Britain, …