Just in case you were wanting some evidence that “Downton Abbey” season 4 is at least getting closer to the end of its production, all you have to know is that one of the major recurring stars of the season has wrapped up his work … and it is a pretty historic one, given that they did have the opportunity to play the show’s first-ever black character.
In a post on his Twitter account, Gary Carr confirmed with the following message that he has wrapped up his work on the series, and will be returning to one of his other jobs in “Death in Paradise” very soon:
“Last day on @DowntonAbbey! Was amazing! Fans, great stuff coming up in S4! Back to @deathinparadise next week! Sun! Not complaining at all.”
Obviously, Carr had some extra publicity come his way throughout production this year, and it was thanks to a video that Diddy made proclaiming that he was actually the show’s black character. Carr took it in stride, and simply went about his work as jazz musician Jack Ross.
What we are mostly intrigued about now is what Jack’s impact on some of the characters on the show will be this year. The show is moving forward into a more-progressive era in the 1920s, but if there is one thing we have learned about some of these wealthy members of society (think Robert), it is that they have little interest in embracing the present.
We have a feeling that regardless of what Jack does on the show, Carr is in for a pretty exciting time over the next several months, as he experiences what it is like to be seen by a huge audience all over the world.
There is still some filming left to be done on “Downton Abbey” season 4 in the weeks ahead, so we will have more on that soon. For now, we simply ask you to share your theories on the Jack Ross character below, and you can also click here to see some more news related to the show and Elizabeth McGovern.