Get ready for another fantastic series of Downtown Abbey! ITV’s Downtown Abbey Season 4 premiers September 22nd and the whole nation is waiting with baited breath. We have the who’s who of the cast, leaked details about the plot and appetite-enticing trailers for you. What more could you ask for?
Death Alert! Downton Abbey Season 4: Could [SPOILERS] Be the Next to Die? Our prayers for a fourth season were answered when ITV trumpeted the show’s renewal on November 23, 2012, stating that production would begin in February 2013. (And there’s ongoing talk of a prequel spin-off about the courtship between Cora and Robert.) Downton Abbey stars Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, the Earl of Grantham; Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley, the Countess of Grantham and Robert’s American wife; Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, the eldest daughter; Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley, the middle daughter; Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham and Robert’s mother; Allen Leech as Tom Branson, widower of the Crawleys’ youngest daughter; Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley, mother of Lady Mary’s late husband; and Lily James as Lady Rose MacClare; cousin and ward of the Granthams. Joining the action in Season 4 will be Tom Cullen as Lord Anthony Gillingham; an old friend of the Crawleys and a childhood acquaintance of Lady Mary; Nigel Harman as Green, a valet. Dame Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton, the Dowager Countess’s friend; Joanna David as the Duchess of Yeovil; Julian Ovenden as aristocrat Charles Blake; and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa as a singing house guest. Another new characters drunkard Sir John Bullock; a nanny for the kids; and jazz singer Jack Ross,the show’s first black character.
Downtown Abbey is slated to be the most watched show in 2013. It’s not only popular in the UK, but in the United States as well. DVDs of last season’s show went flying off the shelves in the United States last year. I can only expect this season to be even bigger than last. I bet you’re waiting in anticipation for the start of Downtown Abbey Season 4 on September 22nd too.