Although a lot hasn’t really passed since the ending of season 3, there are some coming attractions with the entrance of Tom Cullen (Lord Gillingham), who will become the new love interest of Mary. He tweeted that he is honoured to become apart of such a great show.
Actress Lily James (Rose), is currently loving the beach as she has made it very clear, with a tweet with her at the beach, she is enjoying the time off. She is supposed to become a regular on the show and compile a more wholesome or meatier acting role.
Since the release of this article, the crew has started filming once again and are a little over a month into season 4. They are stating that this is the best season in terms of acting and progression so far and that they are very intrigued to see how the mostly female viewers receive it.
There will be the addition of a new cast member, and the first black character into the show.Other newbies joining the successful series in season four are Dame Harriet Walters as an old friend of the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa as a guest who sings in the house, Julian Ovenden as aristocrat Charles Blake, Nigel Harman as Green, a visiting valet, and Joanne David as the Duchess of Yeovil.
“The addition of these characters can only mean more delicious drama, which is what Downton Abbey is all about,” Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton says in a statement.