According to MSNBC, the British Dame has told creator Julian Fellowes that she wants to get off the British TV show. The Daily Mail reports:
“Maggie has asked Julian to write her character out…She is filming until August and then wants to leave, going out on a high. She thinks that three (seasons) is enough and she wants to get back to the stage and big screen.”
So how will Dowager Countess be taken out? Sources say a fatal illness will probably strike her at the end of the third season, which is currently filming.