Downton Abbey Calling It Quits But it looks like a movie will follow By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Mar 26, 2015 5:18 PM CDT 14 comments Comments Dan Stevens, left, as Matthew Crawley, and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, in a scene from 'Downton Abbey.' (AP Photo/Courtesy MASTERPIECE) (Newser) – The sixth season of Downton Abbey, now in production, will be the last, the producers announced today. "Our feeling is it's good to quit while we're ahead," says one of them, Gareth Neame. But fans can take heart, because reporters wasted no time in asking him about a movie, and the answer is promising, reports USA Today. "Our position is that we would be very interested in that," he says. "I can't confirm it's definitely going to happen but we shall see." The final season will begin airing in the US in early 2016, after it wraps up in the UK. For those caught up, the AP takes the opportunity to revisit some notable deaths in the first five seasons.