Downton Abbey ‘to take a different direction’ in 2013

Downton Abbey executive Gareth Neame hinted that the next season of the show will have a more positive note

Downton Abbey had us weeping during the last series, what with not one but two of our favourite characters being killed off (Lady Sybil and Matthew Crawley.) So it comes as refreshing, and somewhat relieving, news that the show is finally about to take a positive turn.

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Show executive Gareth Neame teased E! Online with plans for the fourth series of Downton Abbey and promised life for Lady Mary in the wake of her husband’s death will actually provide a ‘great opportunity’.

As he spoke about how the character will try to rebuild her life with her newborn son, Gareth said: ‘This is a lesson in something that seems like a really big loss in the moment, but will actually turn into a great opportunity… which it will also be for the show, to take a turn in a whole different direction.’

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Thankfully, it’s been confirmed that Dame Maggie Smith will return to her role as the Dowager Countess in the fourth series of the show.

Although we’ll have to hold on until as late as autumn to get our next installment, but we imagine it’ll be worth the wait!

What do you think should happen next in Downton Abbey? Let us know below.

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