"Downton Abbey" Exclusive Season 5 Video Hints At The Dowager's "Shady" Past
Watch executive producer Gareth Neame and the cast of Downton offer up some playful hints about the show's upcoming guest stars and storylines. "You have to take control of your feelings before they take control of you."
Richard E. Grant as art historian Simon Bricker; Ed Speleers as footman Jimmy Kent; and Anna Chancellor as Lady Anstruther in Season 5 of Downton Abbey.
When Season 5 of British costume drama Downton Abbey — which will launch on Sunday, Jan. 4, on PBS's Masterpiece — kicks off, the Crawley family is once again contending with shifting societal tides in the interregnum period in England. As new opportunities arise for the working class, the landed gentry must find new ways of staying afloat. Season 5 of the Julian Fellowes-created drama features a few new faces turning up at the Crawleys' country estate, perhaps to aid them in this quest, as the below video indicates: