Despite the fact that UK audiences knew a good two months before we did, 'Downton Abbey' fans were shocked by the most recent, which saw two major departures from the cast, and not in the "maybe they'll return for a cliffhanger!" sort of way. Now, as the award-winning Masterpiece drama prepares to go before cameras for a fourth season, we've learned that one more major cast member has exited the series, and won't film a proper goodbye onscreen. Find out who's leaving 'Downton Abbey' inside!
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Many 'Downton Abbey' fans remain up in arms over the recently concluded third season, which saw not one but two major characters heading up to the big Abbey in the sky, but the upcoming fourth season may feature the most upheaval yet. As the series prepares to go before cameras a fourth time, picking up some months after the events of the recent season finale, we've learned that the notoriously stuffy period piece will introduce a black character, as well as a new love interest for one of its widowed leading ladies. Get the latest on 'Downton Abbey' season 4 inside!
Granted the whole of England had been aware of the shocking spoilers from 'Downton Abbey's' season 3 finale since Christmas 2012, American audiences are still reeling from the twists that took away two major characters from the series. As 'Downton Abbey' season 4 prepares to go before cameras, the Masterpiece production naturally has begun to beef up its regular cast a bit, so who's the first new regular of the season? Hint: you've already met her!
As difficult as it can be to talk 'Downton Abbey' considering the extensive delay between seasons aired in the UK and in America (UK having seen the series 3 Christmas special, while we've only just started series 3), any TV fan knows that not every character is long for this world. In particular, Dame Maggie Smith has always been seen as a potential casualty from season to season, but it seems the Dowager Countess will indeed be back for season 4! Find out the latest 'Downton Abbey' scoop inside!
Somebody drop a monocle and prepare to get indignant, because 'Downton Abbey' has started off the 2013 Golden Globes for TV with some serious class. Dame Maggie Smith, known for her role as Dowager Countess of Grantham Violet Crawley of the acclaimed period drama 'Downton Abbey,' has claimed the first of TV's 2013 Golden Globes for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV. Find out the full results inside!
While the third series of acclaimed period drama 'Downton Abbey' won't officially premiere in the United States until January 6, U.K. viewers are still up in arms about the actor departure from the most recent Christmas special, one which could drastically alter the series. We warn readers about potential spoilers for the upcoming series, but what does ITV have to say about the shocking character exit?
American fans of 'Downton Abbey' (you know who you are) have had plenty to be frustrated about recently, what with series 3 not due to premiere in the U.S. until 2013, despite airing its post-series 3 Christmas special in the U.K. just yesterday. Prior to the special, rumors had swirled that longtime series star Dan Stevens would depart the series to pursue his theatre career, but is his exit set in stone? Find out about the big shocker for 'Downton Abbey' series 4!
Even though U.S. viewers love their 'Downton Abbey,' the U.K's ITV gets to show the award-winning socialite series months before it crosses the ocean. For instance, 'Downton Abbey's third season wrapped in the U.K. weeks ago, while Americans won't even see the premiere until January 6! All that may change for the recently-commissioned fourth series, as PBS is considering a deal that would allow the respective countries' premiere dates to fall much closer, but what factors may get in the way?
We sure do love our British TV, from the most outrageous extremes of 'Doctor Who' to the quiet scandal of 'Downton Abbey,' but with recent reminders of the long wait for show's like 'Sherlock,' its hard for American audiences not to bemoan the shortage of content. Well, no longer! NBC is set to receive it's very own 'Downton Abbey'-style period drama, courtesy of actual series creator Julian Fellowes! Are you ready for the scowl-ey 19th century tension of 'The Gilded Age'?
We don't often pay a great deal of attention to 'Downton Abbey,' apart from the frequent ambient overhearings of "Countess This" and "Dowager That." It isn't that we don't enjoy a spirited adult drama, or xenophobically get our period drama fix from 'Mad Men,' but rather we have a great deal of stockpiled TV series to get to, Emmy wins or not. We had heard however some debate as to whether or not the series would receive a fourth year, and now those concerns have been safely lain to rest. Are you ready for 'Downton Abbey' series 4?