While the cast members of “Downton Abbey” are currently hard at work on season 4 of the series, one of the advantages to their production being so close to home is that they still have opportunities to go and take part in other things. Case in point? Brendan Coyle being able to attend the premiere of “The Book of Mormon” overseas last week.
Speaking in a new interview with Red Carpet News (which you can see below), Coyle starts off by talking a bit about how the cast for the show constantly changes from year to year, but still expressed his confidence that even without the likes of Dan Stevens and Jessica Brown Findlay (who recently explained why she made the decision to live the series), he still has plenty of confidence that ITV has another hit on their hands:
“[The cast is] a rolling thing, and we miss everyone [who has left] … [When it comes to the new season] I can’t give any spoilers. It amazing how much it fluctuates. It’s a phenomenal thing, and I think it is the best series yet.”
Coyle’s character of Mr. Bates certainly had an interesting journey throughout season 3, as the love of his life in Anna was forced to think outside of the box in order to find a way to rescue him from a sure-to-be-horrible fate. The two seemed to find their bliss and prepare for the future at the end of the season, but we still have to wonder whether or not this is truly so, or if there will be some sort of unforeseen problem that comes back to bite them based on the eerie manner in which Bates’ time behind bars ended.
What do you want to see unfold for Bates moving forward? If you want to read some of Stevens’ latest comments pertaining to leaving “Downton Abbey” behind, you can do so over at the link here.