Downton Abbey Season 5 which just ended has already started filming the sixth season. According to Hugh Bonneville, who portrays the role of the patriarch of the Crawley family, Earl of Grantham, has said the sixth season is going to be quite a tear jerker.
Ever since last days of Downton Abbey Season 5 there were rumours floating that Downton Abbey will wrap up with season 6. This news has been confirmed by Carnival Films, PBS and ITV. Producer Gareth Neame has confirmed the news himself stating that it is time to end the show after five long years because every good thing must come to an end.
Neame had said that the timing is perfect for the show to end. Downton Abbey Season 5 was a success, and people still love the show. It’s better to bid goodbye than when the viewers are no longer interested what is being shown in the series. With Downton Abbey Season 6, the show will naturally come to an end.
Series creator Jullian Fellows and producer Gareth Neame are both interested in the idea of making a movie on Downton Abbey. The show depicted the life of the aristocratic English family of the Crawleys and made period dramas on television “cool.” While Neame said that they were seriously thinking of a movie idea, they are not very keen on spin-off but are not.
Rumours about the show coming to an end started doing the rounds at the end of Downton Abbey Season 5. The show had failed to secure long-term contracts with the actors, and most of them have their contracts expiring after the sixth season. The show can continue with two or three main characters moving away, but it’s not possible if the whole Crawley family isn’t there.
At the end of Downton Abbey Season 5, we see Tom Branson and Lady Rose leaving for America. The actors Allen Leach and Lily James, who played the two characters, left the series to focus on the movie careers.