The cast of Downton Abbey and creator Julian Fellowes stopped by Good Morning America to tease what’s ahead for Season 4. The chat included how the household will deal with the loss of Matthew (Dan Stevens) and all of Mary’s (Michelle Dockery) new love interests.
Allan Leech also mentioned a growing friendship between the widowed Branson and Mary. For more spoilers, watch the full interview after the jump! READ MORE
INTERVIEW: Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery Talks Emmys, Season 4 and Life After Matthew For Lady MaryBy Susan Hornik on September 20, 2013
While UK Downton Abbey fans are rejoicing over the September 22 start date for Season 4, the fascinating period drama won't be back until January 2014 in the States. To tide Yank soap fans over until then, Daytime Confidential caught up with Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actress Michelle Dockery, who plays long-suffering Lady Mary Crawley on the hit serial.
The talented actress offered interesting insight about the show, her character and that impressive Emmy nomination. Dockery also dished her alter ego's love life, now that much-loved Matthew (Dan Stevens) has gone on to the Great English Country Estate in The Sky. READ MORE
A good portion of Downton Abbey’s upstairs plot revolves around the love lives of the Crawly daughters, Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery), Lady Sybil (Jessica Brown Findlay) and Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael). Now it looks like fans of the PBS series may get the chance go back in time and witness the Earl (Hugh Bonneville) and Countess Grantham’s (Elizabeth McGovern) romance.
According to BBC News, Julian Fellowes is planning a prequel to Downton Abbey. Said Fellows of the origin couple:
"They had a slightly troubled courtship, because she was in love with him before they married, as we know, and he married her entirely for her money," said Fellowes, speaking at the Bafta Screenwriters' Lecture series.
"I sort of feel there's something quite nice in there because he's a decent cove, and so he feels rather guilty about this which has affected their marriage beyond that."