It's a second coming of the American invasion, and this time it's not just Shirley MacLaine getting in on the Edwardian action at Downton Abbey. Paul Giamatti (he of Sideways fame) has also hopped aboard the good ship Yorkshire, set to portray Lady Cora's brother Harold in the upcoming Christmas Special, two-hour standalone episode for the exceedingly popular British soap opera. And times, it seems, they are a-changin' for everyone involved — and we don't just mean the ruffling of feathers our queen of Realness, the Dowager Countess experiences every single day.
Dowager Countess obsessives unite! It seems our fair lady of Yorkshire and her entire Crawley family harem are slated to return to television screens for a fifth season of Downton Abbey. Both of the series’ home networks — the British ITV and the stateside PBS — confirmed the news Sunday. So hold onto your hats and find a nice chaise lounge to faint upon because the sweeping Edwardian drama is here to stay! Somebody, quick: go tell Carson.
Last month, we saw a clip from the upcoming season of Downton Abbey, which gave us an indication of where things are for Mary in the wake of last season’s tragedy. It’s at this point that you want to stop reading if you’re still not caught up on Season 3 of Downton Abbey! In addition to showing Mary as she deals with her grief, and Dowager Countess’ efforts to bring her out of it, we also get a glimpse of some more uplifting moments, including some romance for Edith.
If you’re a fan of good British TV, you may want to keep your Sunday nights clear come this January. We’re already anticipating the fourth season of Downton Abbey, which is set to premiere after the new year, and today comes word that PBS Masterpiece is also going to be airing the third season of Sherlock in January, pairing the mystery-thriller with the period drama for what is sure to be hours of must-watch television...
Predicting the Emmy Awards isn't always an easy task, but it's certainly fun to speculate over the nominees, which is what we did for the Outstanding Drama Series category. Arguments can really be made for or against all of the nominees in the category. There are six nominated dramas, and as it happens, some of us here at Cinema Blend were able to come up with solid arguments as to why some of these dramas deserve to win this year. And then there are the dramas that might not be so deserving, either for the win or even the nomination.
Across the pond, Downton Abbey is gearing up to start its fourth series this weekend, but those of us in the States still have a few more months to wait for the show to return. I've actually felt pretty patient about the series' return, and probably wouldn't have thought much about it if not for the trailer that circulated earlier this month and now this new clip.
Season 4 of Downton Abbey is just around the corner for U.K. fans and will hit the States in early 2014. Just ahead of the show’s premiere the cast and crew have given us some hints concerning what lies ahead. If you are a fan of the drama, which airs on PBS in the U.S., Season 4 promises to be a transformative season, full of modern technology, new characters, and a whole new outlook on life.
The problem with British imports is that U.S. audiences often don’t get new seasons for months after the programs air in the U.K. The flip side of that coin is that U.S. audiences get stills and previews well in advance of a show’s actual premiere, which can help drum up anticipation and interest. Such is the case for Downton Abbey, an ITV program that airs on PBS in the States. ITV is gearing up for the Season 4 premiere on the network and has released the first official preview for Season 4.
For those of you looking for an escape from what's left of the summer festivities, there are some great options on Amazon Prime. Last week, we offered you a selection of excellent, currently-airing TV shows consisting of three seasons or fewer, which were available streaming on Netflix. Today, we have a new list with the same criteria for shows that are not available to Amazon Prime subscribers. Those looking to get caught up on some worth-watching TV series ahead of their respective new seasons may want to give these a try.
On Tuesday, the show released a slew of new stills from the upcoming Season 4, complete with captions. While they don’t tell us a whole lot about the upcoming episodes, they do give us a glimpse at what Matthew and Mary and Sybil and Branson’s children look like, as well as gives us some glimpses at the gorgeous costumes and settings the show employs.
Shirley Maclaine shook things up a bit at Downton last season, and it sounds like one of Season 4's newest newcomers will do the same as well. American actor Paul Giamatti is set to join the series as a close relative to Cora (Elizabeth McGovern) and her family, and word is, he and MacLaine's returning character Martha will "upset the Grantham apple cart."
It’s been months and months since Dan Stevens’ character, Matthew Crawley, bit the dust during Downton Abbey’s Christmas special episode. A few months later, American audiences were privy to the character’s demise. Crawley’s death within the series was untimely, especially during a season already marked by the death of a prominent character. Many fans were not particularly happy about the outcome, and Stevens has finally spoken out about his character's death.
Humorously, the Funny or Die guys have just transplanted Diddy into scenes that actually aired as part of Downton Abbey, which means we get to see Diddy call the Dowager Countess “bitchy” and also get to see him interrupt plenty of big moments in the Downton universe. Some of the moments are weirder than they are funny, but if you like Diddy’s larger-than-life personality, the video is worth a watch.
New seasons of Downton Abbey usually air in The States several months after they hit the schedule in the U.K. However, if you’ve been waiting to hear when Season 4 of Downton Abbey will hit the schedule, you don’t have to wait any longer. On Tuesday, PBS announced that the new season Downton Abbey will premiere in January of 2014.
Downton Abbey is busy gearing up for Season 4 of the hit period drama, which will air on ITV in the UK before hitting the US in later months. Because new episodes will hit the UK well before we will get them on this side of the pond, casting is already underway for the hit series and the program has finally found the right actor to play the show’s first black character. Gary Carr has joined Downton Abbey’s fourth season.