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ITV confirms end of Downton Abbey
26 Mar 2015 18:06
ITV has officially confirmed that hugely-popular period drama Downton Abbey will come to an end after its sixth season.
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In a statement, executive producer Gareth Neame says: "Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years.
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"Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and Downton is no exception. We wanted to close the doors of Downton Abbey when it felt right.
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"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."
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The show's creator, Julian Fellowes added: "The Downton journey has been amazing for everyone aboard. 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.
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"Exactly why the series had such an impact and reached so many people around the world, all nationalities, all ages, all types, I cannot begin to explain.
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"But I do know how grateful we are to have been allowed this unique experience. I suspect the show will always be a principal marker in most of our careers as we set out from here, and if so, I consider that a blessing and a compliment."
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Downton Abbey season six is due to be screened later this year.
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