Downton Abbey

Gather ’round, Downton Abbey fans …

It’s time to dish!

Julian Fellowes, the Academy Award-winning fellow who created and writes Downton Abbey, has just offered up an interview about the series’ next season. (Here’s some fun trivia: In addition to playing numerous acting roles as English royalty, Julian is actually royalty himself—his full name is Julian Alexander Kitchener-Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford.)

You may have a titch more self-control than I do,

and I totally respect that,

but if you are desperate to savor a few savory snippets of the season to come,

then surrender to temptation and read on …

“I’m not giving anything away by saying that one of the main themes is the rebuilding of Mary, that Mary has to rebuild her life in a society which is changing,” Fellows says. “We would see women’s roles in the ’20s as being very much behind women today. But it was a big advance on what it had been 30 years before. And that’s all explored in the show.”



Fellowes also alludes to his plans to write a new period drama for NBC.

Want more?

Indulge in the rest of the interview here.


  1. Elizabeth says:

    I’ll admit, I didn’t read the rest of the interview just because I want to be surprised. But I will share my take on how I believe the Downton story will end…?…

    Seems as if some major characters are getting sick & passing away in the story. I suspect we will see most of the Downton Abbey characters meet a similar fate…that is, all, except Edith? In real life, it often seems to me that everyone except the wealthy spinster is left to live out her life alone, on an aging estate. Ending up with everything & nothing all at the same time?

    How do you think it will end?

  2. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I read this article in the New York Times and it made me sort of sad. Julian Fellows is so brilliant as writer of this series that his leaving has me worried about a premature end of it all after season 4!! My questions revolve around Branson’s child, and now the heir of the estate from Matthew. Surely, there will be much drama about these new comers? And I agree we have to have some resolve regarding Lady Edith. It rings of the prodigal son parable a tad.but whatever is in store, this Farmgirl will be glued to PBS for season 4!!!!

  3. Eileen Stone says:

    Thanks! I LOVE this show & am specifically in love with the womens’ fashions!

  4. CJ Armstrong says:

    It’s sad to have to have someone “die” when they leave a show but it makes sense as far as the story/plot goes. Edith?? Hmmmm . . . Elizabeth makes a good point.
    I love “Grannie” and all the quips she makes . . cracks me up! Dame Maggie Smith is a great actress!

    My hubby and I were watching those two vehicles approaching each other and were saying “Oh NO!” Guess we knew kind of what was coming. My hubby also says, there has to be loose ends left to lead into the next season. Will be interesting to see what happens indeed!

  5. Brandy says:

    I have been drooling over this series for a while now. I don’t want to watch it until I can get the beginning dvd’s. I MUST do it SOON!!!

  6. Terry Steinmetz says:

    Thanks for the updates. I try not to make my own thoughts of what is coming–it spoils what really happens when I do see the series. I love the way the ladies are strong. This farmgirl will be tuning in to season 4 as well!

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