There have not been so many opportunities for fans in the United Kingdom to talk with many of the “Downton Abbey” cast members about the new season, but one such opportunity will be coming up later today for those of you lucky enough to be living in London.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m. local time and lasting for an hour, the Apple Store at 235 Regent Street is going to serve as the setting for a lively Q&A for actors Hugh Bonneville (Robert) and Joanne Froggatt (Cora) as they discuss the process of making the hit ITV drama series, which continues to be one of the nation’s most-popular scripted programs. It’s a rare chance to see these two actors together, without being at an awards show or on the set.
So what if you are not living in Britain? There is some good news in that you can still find a way to be involved. All you have to do is tweet a message to @DowntonAbbey using the #DowntonQA hashtag, and it may be asked to one of the actors tonight. As per usual with these sort of chats, we will do our best to have some highlights from the event online later in the day depending on if there are any sort of transcripts available online. Hopefully, we will have a fun mixture of fun questions about their experiences filming the show, coupled with some insightful details about the characters and teases about what could be coming up down the road.
In going back to the series itself, the next new episode will once again air at 9:00 p.m. local time on Sunday. In case you have not watched the first promo for the episode just yet, you can do so over at the link here; meanwhile, we also have some more details from episode 8 here.