Five Reasons We're Excited About 'Downton Abbey' Series 5
Psst It's our favourite mix of costume drama meets gossiping soap... and we can't wait for it to be back on our screens! Were waiting with bated breath for the next juicy love plot, a scandalous skeleton in the closet and a bigger than ever role for Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess.
1. The Dowager Countess Is Back And Bolshier Than Ever!
Maggie' Smith's imitable character stole our hearts from day one and is hands down our favourite thing about the show. We're thrilled therefore that the show's executive Gareth Neame, has tipped to TVLine that the actress is set to have a "bigger than normal" role in season five. "She has a brilliant story line this season". A juicy love plot, a scandalous skeleton on the closet? …our imaginations are already in overdrive! Picture: Twitter
2. All The New Faces!
We all have our favourite characters, but one of the best things about the program is the constant cycle of fun new faces who pass in and out of Downton. Series five looks set to introduce ever more exciting cast into the mix: "Every episode, We'll be having some guest; people come in and out" Picture: Harper's Bazaar
3. It Makes Us Feel All Fuzzy Inside
The relationships in Downton range from the hidden passion for Mary of her many suitors to the touching companionship of Carson and Mrs Hughes and we love it. We wonder what delicious love stories the next series will bring?
4. We Left Downton On A Cliffhanger!
The twists in turns of life at Downton have us constantly on the edge of our seats! We've followed the crème de la crème of society and their servants through all their trails and tribulations and watched with baited breath as their fortunes have roller-coasted thorough highs and lows…what will the next series bring?
5. It'll Help Us Get Over Summer
We know it's still summer, but the return of 'Downton' had us already looking forward to curling up on the sofa with a cuppa when the cooler months arrive. Series five hits out screens in January 2015. Now where are those Rich Teas...