While Downton Abbey is winding down in the U.K. the airing of its sixth and final season, which will conclude with their Christmas episode, the U.S is preparing to watch how the series wraps up when it begins here on PBS Masterpiece beginning on January 3rd, with stateside viewers seeing the finale on March 6th.
With less than six weeks to go before the U.K. says goodbye to ‘Downton’, an official press release from ITV and one from Masterpiece offered up this official logline for the series ending which previews simply: “All the love and loss, happiness and heartbreak of Downton Abbey, and, as the family and servants prepare to welcome 1926, they celebrate an unforgettable New Years Eve together at the great house.”
In addition, look for Lily James, who had made quite the name for herself in motion pictures over the last year and a half, to return for the final episode as Rose, along with Matt Barber as Atticus Aldridge.
The final episode will feature returning stars: Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Jim Carter, Penelope Wilton, Samantha Bond, Phyllis Logan, Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech, Matthew Goode, Brendan Coyle, Joanne Froggatt, Lesley Nicol, Sophie McShera, Robert James-Collier, Kevin Doyle, Raquel Cassidy, Michael Fox, Harry Hadden-Paton, Sue Johnston, Jeremy Swift, Douglas Reith, David Robb, Fifi Hart, Zac and Oliver Barker and Eva and Karina Samms.
So are you getting ready to watch ‘Downton’ ‘in the states? Do you think lives will remain the same or forever change by the end of the final season? Share your comments below!