Is...Is It Really Farewell to the Dowager Countess?

It seems the end is well and truly nigh for Downton Abbey, given that even its most prestigious stars seem to be bowing out. Don't worry though, we will have the Dowager Countess on our screens for one more season after that, but once that it over, Maggie Smith feels like she will likely be done.

The actress told the Times of London; "I mean, [my character] certainly can't keep going. To my knowledge, I must be 110 by now. We're in to the late 1920s."

But...the Countess will live forever...right? Right?

There have been rumours for some time now that the show would finish up after the sixth season, with Smith also saying as much; "They say this is the last one, and I can't see how it could go on."

Our second favourite thing about Downton (after the Dowager Countess and her one-liners) is that it's basically a soap opera but set way back when. Anything can happen twists and turns are its bread and butter but...we kind of agree with Maggie Smith, it's time they called it a day, isn't it?

Another period drama this way comes, however; creator Julian Fellowes is working on a new show! The Gilded Age will be about the rise of the USA as a superpower in the 19th century. Intriguing indeed.

You like Downton as much as we do, don't you? Are you sad to see Dame Maggie depart? Do you think they should just wrap it up? Will you tune into the new show?


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