This has never been an ideal arrangement, but the people in charge of Downton Abbey managed to make things work for them and fans of the show.
The executive producer of the series, Gareth Neame, spoke about the finale with AdWeek, and he said:
“I can say that the last few episodes [of the series] are among the best we’ve ever done. I don’t think it would be the right mood for a thunderbolt to destroy the Abbey in the last episode. The finale is a compassionate, wonderfully fulfilling episode. Not everyone gets the happy endings, but ultimately we are a positive show. There will be a lot of sadness when the camera pulls away from the castle for the last time.”
This might not be the end for Downton Abbey. There is the “potential” for a movie, according to Naeme. He revealed a bit more about that possibility to Deadline. He said:
“I’m glad about the movie question because it replaces the question of three years which was always, “When is the show going to end?” We’ve had some conversations about it. Julian and I are keen. There is no script and no firm plan but it’s certainly something there is talk of; we’re not in denial about anything. We’ll know more next year.”
Are you ready for the final season of Downton Abbey on PBS? Do you want the story to continue in a movie? Tell us what you think.