It can't be stressed enough how sad and at the same time excited the fans were when it was announced that Season 6 would be the final run of the ITV and PBS' hit period drama TV series "Downton Abbey."
They are excited in such a way that as what co-creator Julian Fellowes told The Wrap, the 6th series installment will be the show's ultimate "resolution" on all the loose ends of the previous seasons. Fellowes, who also served as the show's exec producer, assured fans that the finale will leave the audiences "feeling contented" and not being "cheated" towards the conclusion of the story.
Echoing what Fellowes said is cast member Joanne Froggatt who told E! News (via Enstarz) the things that should be expected when the show returns to the small screen.
The actress, who plays the character Anna, recently appeared at the 2015 Emmy Awards event and during one of the crash interviews, she spoke about some upsetting moments that will be happening in the British drama. Regardless, Froggatt seems to suggest that it will all be worth watching.
"We can expect all the things that everybody has come to know and love about Downton," the 35-year-old said (via Enstarz). "There's drama, there's intrigue, there's romance, there's a bit of tragedy, not too much...but it's a great final season."
The English star is also pretty confident that everyone will be happy with where the show would leave the characters and that she's excited for the fans to find out how it all goes down.
Earlier this month, actor Jim Carter, who plays Mr. Carson in the hierarchy drama, recalled to Mirror UK (via Enstarz) some of the emotional breakdowns that he and other cast members have felt after shooting the last scene for the season.
"I felt I should say something to the crew on behalf of the cast," Carter said (via Enstarz). "I said, 'Guys, I can't thank you enough.' Then I completely choked up."
"Downton Abbey" Season 6 premieres in the United Sates on Sunday, January 3 on PBS Channel.