Sunday, August 26, 2012

Downton Abbey Season 3 Sneak Peek

Cast photo from ITV.com

ITV has released the new cast photo for the third season of Downton Abbey.  The new season, which is set in 1920, is supposed to air in the UK next month (though I can't find an official date) and in January 2013 in the States.

I am SO looking forward to the costumes of this season. I mean, look at Mary's dress in the photo above....swoon!!  The chiffon, the lace, the shoes, the beading!!!

So apparently this season is going to see a birth (Sybil's baby?), a marriage (Matthew and Mary--looking forward to the gown!) a death (eep, wonder who?), and a mother-in-law (Shirley MacLaine as Cora's mother).  I'm really looking forward to the scenes between Shirley MacLaine and Dame Maggie Smith.


Some more gossip from the Downton Abbey Wiki include O'Brien and Thomas having a falling out, Branson having a hard time with his in-laws (though we could definitely see that one coming...), a subplot around Catholicism (perhaps involving Branson), and Lady Mary learning to drive...


Who are you most excited to see again?  What storyline do you want to see develop??

16 comments:

  1. I am sooo behind the times as I have yet to see an episode of this program. I must buy a copy of the first two seasons. Thanks for reminding me ;)

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  2. Me too! I heard so many gush about how good this show is...but I haven't seen it yet either. I will have to pick up the season 1 and 2 dvds...

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  3. Remember how Lord Grantham threatened to have Branson torn apart by wild dogs?  That's what I'm hoping for this season. 

    But, really my big hope is that we return to the slightly less soapy-ness of season one, I found season two a little over the top.  And I am hoping that the death is NOT Maggie Smith, because she is one of the best things about the show.

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  4. Debi_myhappysewingplaceAugust 26, 2012 3:57 PM

    I totally agree....in season 2 when the Canadian cousin appeared....that was too over the top for me!  I do hope it's less soapy but it doesn't sound like it will be moving in that direction.  I also really hope the death is NOT dame maggie smith....she really is so much fun and her one-liners are fabulous!

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  5. I'm so out of the loop, I've never seen an episode of Downton Abby (a combination of basic cable and not much time for television watching).  But those clothes are gorgeous.  The hat and the detail on the collar of that coat, in the photo above, are stunning.  

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  6. Love this series and thanks for posting the info. I watch it either on Amazon or Netflix. The Brits do the best on these productions they have me totally spoiled now!

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  7. Ack!!  I can't wait until January!!!!!  

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  8.  What about Mr. Bates?!?!  Can't wait can't wait can't wait

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  9. I'm super excited to see Matthew and Mary get married! :) And all of the yummy costumes of course! I'd also like to see Edith find some romance.

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  10. Stephanie CousinsAugust 26, 2012 11:49 PM

    I can't wait!!!

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  11. YAAAY!  Do I smell a Downton Abbey-watching get-together in our near future?  ;)

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  12. Debi_myhappysewingplaceAugust 27, 2012 7:24 PM

    that's a FABULOUS idea!!!

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  13. Debi_myhappysewingplaceAugust 27, 2012 7:25 PM

    I know! What about Mr. Bates? They were surprisingly quiet when talking about him.  Oh, I hope his storyline ends up with a happy ending!

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  14. Debi_myhappysewingplaceAugust 27, 2012 7:26 PM

    oh yes!  A 1920 wedding will be fantastic for sure!!!

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  15. ah, i can't wait for all the stories actually! ^^ that's a very good thing that internet is here for me to watch those episodes! yippee!

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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