‘Downton Abbey’ season 4 spoilers: Julian Fellowes opting for more subtle tone

Downton AbbeyJust in case any of you out there felt as though “Downton Abbey” season 3 had a tendency to become a little bit too over-the-top, you will probably take a little comfort in the following bit of news: executive producer Julian Fellowes is looking to take a much more subtle approach to the series moving forward.

According to a new report from the Daily Mail, the current plan for the upcoming season of the ITV series is to slow the place of the show down by a considerable margin in comparison to what was the case for much of the past handful of episode, with the primary reason for this being that creator Julian Fellowes wants to ensure that the stories being told are all based more on character development than just going for the “shocking moment” that was necessitated by Dan Stevens and Jessica Brown Findlay each making the decision to leave the show.

We have already suggested that in an effort to ensure that the series does not become melodramatic that there will be no deaths in the coming season, and this is something that we expect the producers to by and large stick to so long as they are not faced with another crisis regarding a cast member wanting out. While we think focusing on characters is the right move, it is inevitable that the series will likely face its fair share of critics simply for the reason that most shows do in their fourth season: it’s tougher to come up with original ideas.

What do you want to see transpire on “Downton Abbey” season 4? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below! Just in case you had not heard the news yet when it comes to Lily James’ promotion to a series regular, you can check it out by heading on over to the link here.

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