Fans of the wildly popular British ITV drama Downton Abbey have been eagerly awaiting any and all information regarding the show’s upcoming fourth season, seen in America on the PBS network.
It was just announced this week that the new season will kick off on January 5 and run through February 23, with show stars like Shirley MacLaine, Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern returning to reprise their roles on the beloved series.
The show also plans on adding six new characters to show, including reports from earlier this year that fans could look forward to a black character joining the show in the role of a jazz singer, possibly as a love interest for Lady Mary, played by actress Michelle Dockery.
MY BIG NEWS: So happy to announce that Im a series regular on DOWNTON ABBEY-my favorite show+i'll be debuting a sneak peek tonight 12am PST!—
Diddy (@iamdiddy) May 15, 2013
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