Entertainment TV 'Downton Abbey' Speeds Toward an Uncertain Future in Latest Trailer for Its Final Season The beloved period drama returns Jan. 3 to PBS Masterpice By Lanford Beard Lanford Beard Lanford Beard has been with PEOPLE since 2015. In addition to serving as the Senior Digital TV Editor, she has edited for Lifestyle and News verticals across the site. Lanford previously worked at Entertainment Weekly, NBC News and Ralph Lauren, to name a few. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College and a Master's of Science degree from Columbia University's School of Journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 2, 2015 09:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Nick Briggs/Carnival Film "The question remains: What is your future?" "You are stronger than you think." "We don’t have a minute to waste, you and I." Is Downton Abbey‘s latest promo addressing the characters on the show or, in fact, loyal viewers and their broken hearts? PEOPLE can exclusively premiere a new teaser for the period drama’s sixth and final season that features sizzling yearning between Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and her new love interest Henry Talbot (Matthew Goode), more heart-wrenching strain in the seemingly doomed relationship between Anna (Joanne Froggatt) and Bates (Brendan Coyle), and a shipper-stoking moment between Carson (Jim Carter) and Hughes (Phyllis Logan) – and that’s just for starters. RELATED VIDEO: The Dowager Countesss’ Best Downton Abbey Zingers With just a few episodes left, there are so many questions to be answered: Will Lady Mary – not to mention her chronically star-crossed sister Edith ( Laura Carmichael) – find true love? Will the staircase between “upstairs” and “downstairs” shrink in season 6? Will Anna and Bates finally get their much deserved happy ending? And what final stinger will Violet the Dowager Countess (Dame Maggie Smith) dispatch before Downton fades to black? As the Earl of Grantham himself (Hugh Bonneville) says: “I’m looking forward to this!” Downton Abbey‘s final season premieres Jan. 3 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS Masterpiece.