‘Downton Abbey’ season 4 spoilers: More from Hugh Bonneville, Julian Fellowes

Downton Abbey CastWant some great news pertaining to “Downton Abbey” season 4? Well, we at least now have some sort of confirmation when it comes to the time period for the upcoming episodes airing on ITV beginning in September … even if most other details are still under wraps. (Warning: the following contains spoilers on season 3.)

Show creator Julian Fellowes and Hugh Bonneville were just two actors who were in attendance at the National Television Awards recently, and Fellowes explained in a video chat with ITN that while it was very sad to see Dan Stevens and Jessica Brown Findlay both depart the show, he is pressing forward with an interesting story. When asked if he can share anything about the season 4 plot, here is what he had to say:

“We never really say except that we’re in the twenties. We’re staying in the twenties because I find it a very interesting period [where] everything is changing … I think that’s quite good for drama when no one knows what’s happening.”

Bonneville, meanwhile, reacted to most of the questions in a very similar way. He was reasonably candid when speaking about Stevens, but clammed up on the subject of if he has found out anything about Earl Grantham thus far. As a matter of fact, he claims that he has yet to even read the completed scripts for the first few episodes:

“As I was leaving home, the scripts arrived. I am itching to [go home] and start reading.”

Production on season 4 will begin in the months ahead, and the only other confirmed details are that Allen Leech will have an increased role following Stevens’ death, and that we are also set to see Michelle Dockery’s Lady Mary try to move on with her life.

What do you want to see take place? If you have yet to hear some of Fellowes’ comments when it comes to whether or not we could see Shirley MacLaine return, you can find out more information over here. Meanwhile, all of our “Downton Abbey” coverage is at this link.

Photo: ITV, videos via The Huffington Post UK



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