Do you have a sizable amount of time on your hands? If so, and you love all things “Downton Abbey,” you are going to find a cause for great celebration in the brand-new video that The Hollywood Reporter has shared featuring Michelle Dockery (Mary), Rob-James Collier (Thomas), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora), Joanne Froggatt (Anna), executive producer Gareth Neame, and creator Julian Fellowes. It is almost a full half-hour of discussion related to the show, and it includes far more content than we could ever transcribe here. There are still a few basic highlights that you can look for while watching the video.
1. The cast’s appreciation for certain things in America, whether it be the food or the people that they tend to encounter.
2. Dealing with the large backlash that came following the exit of Dan Stevens and the death of Matthew Crawley, which was very difficult for a number of reasons. You weren’t just losing a beloved character, but for some of these actors you were losing a friend that you enjoyed spending time with.
3. Notable moments from the third season, and what made being a part of it so special … even with the first two seasons of the show in mind.
4. Giving a few hints as what fans can expect during the upcoming fourth season, without giving too much away of course. (Remember, the show bosses are standing right there!)
While “Downton Abbey” will be back in America on Sunday, January 5 on PBS, there is ironically no confirmed premiere date yet for viewers in Great Britain, despite the series likely coming on there in September. If the show follows past trajectories, it will air for eight weeks, take a little over a month off, and then return on Christmas Day.
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