Every season of Downton Abbey has featured a portrait of the cast lined up and standing outside of the castle, and season 6’s poster is no different.
The lead cast members of this final Downton Abbey series stand tall as the sun sets on their beloved home — a symbolic way of reminding viewers that this show is definitely coming to an end. Take a look:
Notably, the downstairs characters outnumber the upstairs characters — a sign of a shift in focus during these final episodes? You’ll notice that Tom is one of the upstairs characters who is missing, but photos from the final day on set suggest that he won’t be gone for too long.
Maggie Smith is looking as good as ever. She has that raised-eyebrow look that matches Violet Crawley the Dowager Countess of Grantham’s attitude on the show.
Speaking of Maggie Smith, she and several others appear in a new set of season 6 stills released by ITV this morning:
Downton Abbey will premiere this September on ITV (United Kingdom), and this January on PBS (United States).