‘Downton Abbey’ season 3: marriage, babies and Shirley MacLaine

Season three is coming

‘Downton Abbey’ fans have a long wait until season 3 as the series won’t be returning to PBS until January, but now that the British drama is in production, a few juicy tidbits from the new season are starting to surface.

‘Masterpiece’ executive producer, Rebecca Eaton dished a few details on the third season of ‘Downton Abbey‘ on Wednesday while she was at a Winter Park party, revealing some crazy new elements to the story including a new baby.  When we left Mathew and Mary at the end of season 2, Matthew had proposed to Mary – so do they actually make it down the asile or will there be more road blocks ahead of them?  Eaton said; “Matthew and Mary do get married.”

One of the new characters that fans are dying to meet is Cora Crawley’s mother, Elizabeth McGovern (played by Shirley MacLaine) who will be visiting Britain and making waves with Violet (Maggie Smith)  Eaton said;

“There are some wonderful scenes between Maggie and Shirley MacLaine — Shirley MacLaine being as ditsy as ever and Maggie barely restraining her sneer in having to deal with this American. Maggie Smith is a handful, it’s true. She’s very difficult. She knows her worth, and she’s tricky on the set, but she delivers when the time comes.”

Eaton revealed that season three will now be set in the 1920’s and teased; “Somebody will be born, and somebody will die, somebody pretty key in the cast, unfortunately not going to make it. It’s the 1920s now.”

Are you excited for season 3 of ‘Downton Abbey’?  Who do you think will be having a baby?  Who do you think won’t make it?  Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.

Photo: Masterpiece/PBS

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