Producers announced Thursday that “Downton Abbey” will come to an end on Christmas Day, making the sixth season of the British drama about the Crawley family its last.
Gareth Neame, the show’s executive producer, said that after six years the timing feels right.
“We can promise a final season full of all the usual drama and intrigue, but with the added excitement of discovering how and where they all end up,” Neame said.
The show, which has won 11 Emmys, has averaged over 11 million viewers during its five seasons.
“People ask if we knew what was going to happen when we started to make the first series and the answer is that, of course we had no idea,” creator Julian Fellowes said. (RELATED: Real Royalty Just Visited The Set Of ‘Downton Abbey’)