“Downton Abbey” season 3 is more or less over save for the upcoming Christmas special, but the show’s creator is already starting to reportedly look towards the future of the show … especially when it comes to adding a bit more diversity to the cast.
In some new comments that were published in an interview with The Sun, Julian Fellowes reportedly explains that one of his plans already for season 4, which has not even officially been ordered just yet by ITV (even if it is all about a given considering the tremendous ratings), is finding a way to incorporate a little more of an Asian flair into the series:
“The show certainly ought to have an Indian character from that period … You have to work it in a way that is historically believable but I am sure we could do that.”
Fellowes also added that now that we know so many of the characters within the Abbey so well, the series only continues to build when it comes to momentum and the quality of its episodes. Based on everything we saw from season 3, there is no reason to believe that this is a false statement, or that any of these actors will receive a different sort of recognition from the Primetime Emmy Awards than they have in the past. As a matter of fact, this may even be Allen Leech’s year to get his due courtesy of his performance as Tom Branson.
As we have said repeatedly, there are still many issues to be resolved with the future of the show, including the contract status of two of the regulars in Dan Stevens and Maggie Smith. We will be following this situation closely, and more updates will surely be forthcoming.
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