After a successful run for five seasons, the British period drama Downton Abbey is on to its sixth and final season. There is a lot of expectation from the series that has enjoyed a successful run in both British and American networks.
Julian Fellowes, the writer of the series has been solely responsible for creating the series that revolves around the Crawley family and their friends and servants. The series has highlighted some of the most well known periods of history, the world war, the sinking of the Titanic and season 5 and 6 of Downton Abbey is based during the Jazz Age.
The show has been enjoying a good viewership since the first season and fans were shocked when it was announced that Downton Abbey will come to an end with Season 6. The producers of the show are of the opinion that a series should come to an end while it is still popular instead of overstaying its popularity.
Julian Fellowes, the creator of Downton Abbey is well aware that the fans are very skeptical of the show coming to an end suddenly. They know that fans often feel cheated when they are not given an ending that they had anticipated and complain about the series not clearing all their curiosities.
Downton Abbey Season 6 is going to be worked out in a way that all the stories get fruition and fans get all their questions answered and all their doubts cleared. Each character will see an ending that is befitting to their storyline so that the fans do not feel that Downton Abbey ended abruptly before doing justice to a particular character.
There were a lot of rumors about the show getting its on spin-off and sequels. Executive producer Gareth Neame addressed the rumors surrounding Downton Abbey Season 6 and said that while there are no talks about having a spin-off or a sequel, talks about a movie based on the series is on.
Neame addressed popular sentiments when he said that given the popularity of the show and the fact that most of the characters have a lot happening in their life, Downton Abbey Season 6 needn’t have been the final season. However, he was quick to add that the creative team felt that it was better to take out the show when it was still enjoying a huge popularity rather than overstay it.
There is a lot of anticipation for Downton Abbey Season 6 and Matthew Goode is one character that fans are earnestly waiting to know about. It feels like the creators know that the fans are waiting for news related to Goode and are purposely keeping it within wraps.
Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) is one of the few characters that fans want to see have a happy ending and with Tom Cullen and Matthew Goode spotted on the sets, it looks like the creators are finally going to have Lady Mary choose between Lord Gillingham (Cullen) and Henry Talbot (Goode).
Daily Mail UK has reported that Penelope Wilton is done shooting her last scene as Isobel Crawley for Downton Abbey Season 6. The cast and crew are shooting in Oxfordshire and Bampton, and even Downton Abbey’s Lord Merton (Douglas Reith) and Dr. Clarkson (David Robb) was spotted on the set.
Tom Branson (Allen Leech) was also spotted on the sets of Downton Abbey Season 6, which has got the fans thinking that Branson will be back from America for the next season. The last season saw him leaving for America to pursue a career there, but it seems like he will be back before the end of the last season.