Sadly, Downton Abbey will not stretch on long enough that we finally see the whole kit and caboodle sold to some aging rockstar. The show is giving it one more season—the sixth—and then calling it quits with a Christmas Day finale.

ITV announced the news today. Said exec producer Gareth Neame:

We wanted to close the doors of Downton Abbey when it felt right and natural for the storylines to come together and when the show was still being enjoyed so much by its fans.

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.

Better get your vinegary dowager bon-mots while you can!

Photo via ITV.


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