Watch the New US Trailer for ‘Downton Abbey’ Series 5

Mary, Gillingham and Tom from Series 5. (Photo: Courtesy of ©Nick Briggs/Carnival Films 2014 for MASTERPIECE)
Mary, Gillingham and Tom from Series 5. (Photo: Courtesy of ©Nick Briggs/Carnival Films 2014 for MASTERPIECE)
It’s that time of year again where we American Downton Abbey fans seethe with unspoken jealousy toward our friends in the United Kingdom who officially started the new season of everyone’s favorite costume drama

While we’re obviously not quite as lucky as our friends across the pond (though, really, when are we ever when it comes to entertainment), we aren’t completely without Downton-related goodness . Masterpiece has released a brand-new US trailer promoting the Series 5 premiere.

Happily, this new clip features footage that we didn’t see in the original UK trailer released earlier this Fall, so even though they’re interspersed with snippets from its British counterpart, there’s plenty of new stuff for us to dissect.

Watch for yourselves below: 

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This trailer definitely answers a few questions raised in the first clip – for example, the lady calling Jimmy a “naughty boy” is definitely Anna Chancellor, though I’m unclear what character she’s meant to be playing during her guest stint. But it also raises a few more, such as: If Mary’s using the word “love” about Lord Gillingham does that mean she’s made a romantic decision after all? Does Lord Wilton want to get serious with Isobel Crawley? (It certainly sounds that way from her conversation with Violet here.) Is Daisy thinking about leaving Downton? (Go live with Mr. Mason, girl! Go!)

And we still don’t know the reason that things are on fire, what’s going on with Baxter, or why Carson and Mrs. Hughes still seem oblivious about their how absolutely perfect they would be as a couple. Come on, guys.

What do you think of the new trailer? Any predictions for Series 5? I laid out my wishlist here, but would love to hear what you guys think! 

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 Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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