While the sixth and final season of Downton Abbey will not air in the U.S till January 3rd of 2016, cast members and the executive producers were in Los Angeles this past weekend for the annual TCA (Television Critics Association) Summer Press Tour.
Downton Abbey has just two more weeks left of production back in the U.K, before everyone has to say their goodbyes to one another. However, the actors have shot their last scene already at Highclere Castle, the backdrop for the Crawley family.
Series star Laura Carmichael (Edith) related via the Los Angeles Times: “It was strange saying goodbye to Highclere Castle because it felt like in a split second it wasn’t our home anymore.”
When asked what souvenir she would like to take with her from the series when it wraps, Emmy-winning star Joanna Froggatt (Anna) said: “The only souvenir I want to take home is Lady Mary, really — and Mr. Bates.” While Elizabeth McGovern (Cora) chimed in: “I’ll miss the peace of it. In today’s world, we’re so inundated with information. Oh, and I’ll miss being on a hit TV show.”
The series EP Gareth Neame said on what to expect for the show’s final season, that it will be: “Reflective of all six seasons. Deceased characters continue to be referenced.”
So, are you ready to say farewell to Downton Abbey? Hoping that the final season is filled with tears, angst, and romance? Share your thoughts below!