Here’s a first look at the stars of Downton Abbey Series 6 enabling you to get a closer look at the gallery of pictures released so far.

In the pictures are:-

  • Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith)
  • Mr Carson (Jim Carter) and Mrs Hughes (Phyllis Logan)
  • Anna Bates (Joanne Froggatt) and Mr Bates (Brendan Coyle)
  • Mrs Hughes (Phyllis Logan) and Mrs Patmore (Lesley Nicol)
  • Thomas Barrow (Robert James-Collier), Andy Parker (Michael Fox) and Joseph Molesley (Kevin Doyle)
  • Lady Edith Crawley (Laura Carmichael), Cora, Countess of Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern) and Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery)
  • Robert, Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville)

Plus the Downton Abbey Series 6 gallery shot featuring all the main recording members of the cast.

In the UK ITV are expected to start airing the series at the end of September with the Christmas special episode due to air on Christmas Day 2015. In the US PBS will air the series in the Masterpiece slot from January 2016.

Downton Abbey Series 6 – Official lowdown

We return to the sumptuous setting of Downton Abbey for the sixth and final season of this internationally acclaimed hit drama series.

As our time with the Crawleys begins to draw to a close, we see what will finally become of them all.

The family and the servants, who work for them, remain inseparably interlinked as they face new challenges and begin forging different paths in a rapidly changing world.