Downton Abbey may face its end following the season six finale of the wildly popular ITV/PBS show. In case you’re missing out on the period drama, the show follows the inner workings of the British upper and lower classes in the early 1900’s. The show is shot at Highclere Castle and follows the wealthy Crawley family as the navigate through the changing times as a result of wars and the roaring twenties.
The show has seen many ups and downs during its time on television. Lady Mary Crawley has lost a husband, Lady Edith can’t seem to find one and their sister Lady Sybil passed away while giving birth. The show displays what it must have been like to live in the time period and have people wait on the rich and powerful, hand and foot. Not only that, but the show also focuses on the gossip surrounding the family as well as all of their downstairs servants. It’s really a great show and is definitely a must watch for those who have time to binge watch – because, really, is there any other way to watch Downton Abbey?
Downton Abbey will head into its sixth season following the United States airing of the fifth season’s episodes. Unfortunately, there has been speculation that the show will see its series finale as the sixth season comes to a close. People reports:
The Daily Mirror says writer Julian Fellowes is turning his back on Downton so he can work on a new project for NBC, The Gilded Age, set in 19th century New York.
“We wouldn’t comment on speculative stories about our programs,” the show’s U.K. broadcaster, ITV, says in a statement, while a show insider tells PEOPLE. “There has been this speculation since [season] 2.”
Another source has revealed that the network, ITV, has been on the hunt for a show to replace Downton Abbey.
Downton Abbey is currently gearing up to film season six in the spring. Stay tuned for word on whether or not the sixth season will be its last.[Photo Credit: Kristal Evens via Flickr]