‘Downton Abbey’ season 4 spoilers: Joanne Froggatt talks scripts, Anna’s future

Joanne FroggattAs we teased over the weekend, Joanne Froggatt took part in a Q&A session via PBS’ official “Downton Abbey” site on Monday, and following the great reveal in America about Bates’ freedom the actress had plenty to talk about. You can check out all of her answers over at the link here; the ones that we are singling out for this article pertain to the future of the award-winning series.

First things first, let’s talk about a subject that yields no speculation at all. When asked about what she has seen of season 4 thus far, the actress revealed that she has seen over half of the story at this point while also sharing her emotions:

“I am really excited … I think these scripts are the best yet. Julian [Fellowes] has done such an incredible job.”

On a different note, Froggatt answered as follows when asked by a different fan about whether or not we could ever see Bates and Anna start a family in the future (and potentially have a spin-off about them running a hotel) now that they have an opportunity to be together as a family:

“What a lovely idea, Anna Bates investigates while Mr Bates delegates!”

When asked about anything more specific about the series, Froggatt declined to answer by saying that she wants to ensure that the drama for future episodes is still present, and that most major shockers by and large go unspoiled. As we wrote last night, we have some genuine concerns about whether or not some of Bates’ actions in jail are going to come back to haunt him.

What do you want to see unfold with Anna and Bates next season? Be sure to share some of your thoughts with a comment below! If you want to see who from “Downton Abbey” is going to be making an appearance on American TV soon, be sure to head on over to the link here.

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