Julian Fellowes, the writer of the British period drama, "Downton Abbey," is hinting to fans about some things to look forward to for Season 4. The award-winning, high-class British soap opera is captivating Americans watching on PBS. Digital Spy had the story on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Fellowes' remarks focused on the now-known exit of Dan Stevens from the program.
"I'm not going to criticize him," he said. "It's a very funny career to try to make any sense of as I only know too well. And when you definitely feel like something is the right move you've got to do it. But I was very sad."
Of course, the storyline will reflect that departure, but he assured viewers that killing off characters is not going to be a common occurence.
The writer teased that the departure of Matthew Crawley would dominate future episodes, claiming that "Mary [Michelle Dockery] trying to rebuild her life" would be a dominant theme of series four.
Fellowes also hinted at a return for guest star Shirley MacLaine and suggested that he would be avoiding killing off any further characters this year.
"We don't want it turning into Midsomer Murders, where they live in the same village and 450 people get murdered," he laughed.
Season 4 of "Downton Abbey" begins filming in three weeks. Be sure and view the attached video to take a real-life tour of the beautiful area.
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