It turns out that sometimes those crazy internet rumors actually turn out to be true, after all.
So, yeah, it's official: Megahit costume drama Downton Abbey will officially end after next season, ITV and PBS have confirmed.
“œMillions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years. Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and Downton is no exception,” Executive Producer Gareth Naeme said in a statement. “We wanted to close the doors of Downton Abbey when it felt right and natural for the storylines to come together and when the show was still being enjoyed so much by its fans. We can promise a final season full of all the usual drama and intrigue, but with the added excitement of discovering how and where they all end up.”