‘Downton Abbey’ season 4 spoilers: Major Michelle Dockery scoop!

Downton Abbey CastOf course, let’s start things off here with a warning: if you want to be surprised about the ending to “Downton Abbey” season 3, you really need to stop reading now.

Now that you’re still reading, there is no sense of beating around the bush now: Dan Stevens’ Matthew Crawley is dead, and as you may have heard already, Michelle Dockery’s Lady Mary is not necessarily planning to stay single forever even though we assume that she will be grieving for quite a while. According to TVLine, producers behind the ITV show have already begun the casting process for the show’s fourth season, and are looking for a good-looking and likable man to eventually serve as the future man in Mary’s life.

The one good thing that comes out of this announcement immediately? That we are not going to be seeing Tom Branson hook up with Mary anytime soon, which instantly alleviates our worst fear that we were going to be seeing some rather undesirable hookups between Dockery’s character and her late sister Sybil’s widower. The other good news is that there is already talk about this character staying around for a fifth season to go along with a fourth, which is a nice sign that Julian Fellowes is keeping the option open to have the series go beyond just one more year. (With all of the departures as of late, there were fears that the show would be ending at some point in 2013, and it could theoretically still happen despite this information.)

What sort of character would you like to see Mary fall in love with on the show? If you want to read some more news pertaining to “Downton Abbey” season 4 and some of his characters, be sure to head on over to the link here.

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