The First PBS Preview for 'Downton Abbey' Series 4 is Here!

Lady Mary and Baby George (Photo: Courtesy of ©Nick Briggs/Carnival Film and Television Limited 2013 for MASTERPIECE)
Lady Mary and Baby George (Photo: Courtesy of ©Nick Briggs/Carnival Film and Television Limited 2013 for MASTERPIECE)
American Downton Abbey fans are furiously counting down the days until the costume drama returns to our television screens on January 5, 2014. We’re all also trying to contain our jealousy that our lucky lucky UK friends are currently getting to watch the new season for themselves as we speak, so any tidbit or snippet of new information is like water in the desert for us.

So, while we can’t have new episodes yet, we can get another new look at the upcoming season – PBS has released its official first trailer for Downton Series 4.

While this clip is somewhat similar to the first Series 4 promo released by ITV back in September – and focuses largely on Mary’s struggle to cope in the aftermath of the events in last year’s finale – this clip has quite a bit of new footage in it that definitely makes it worth watching.

Take a look for yourselves below – and tell us what you think!

Oh, there’s just so much in this to get excited about! Mary facing a lot of angst! Carson being awesome! Sage advice from the Dowager Countess! Anna and Bates being adorable! Relationship drama for Edith!

January 5 cannot get here soon enough. What are you most looking forward to seeing in the new season?


Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Twitter at @LacyMB