Following his shocking Christmas departure from Downton Abbey in 2012, Dan Stevens has insisted that he will still watch the show when it returns to screens in America this month!
The entire world was left in shock and mourning on Christmas Day 2012 when, having decided not renew his contract at the end of series 3, Dan Stevens’ character, Matthew Crawley was killed off in a car crash, moments after meeting his first born son and heir.
Writers were left no choice but to kill off the pinnacle character, leaving audiences around the globe wondering how the show could recover from such a loss.
But recover it did, as we all saw on our ITV screens last autumn when Downton Abbey returned in full force with the rest of the inspiring characters entertaining us in the winter months leading up to Christmas.
And it was with a huge sigh of relief when, on Christmas Day last year, all characters were alive and counted for when the festive special came to an end.
But whilst we are all still digesting the fourth series, our American friends across the pond still have to wait another day before they get to enjoy all the series has to offer, and one person who will be glued to their tellyboxes to watch all the action is Dan Stevens.
Stevens’ reason for leaving Downton was to move to America in a bid to further his career, but has revealed that despite his severance for the award-winning period drama, he will still be tuning in.
Discussing the new series with the Hollywood Reporter, Steven explained how he is in the dark as much as the rest of the country he now lives in when it comes to the plot lines of series 4:
“I have absolutely no idea what becomes of Mary because I want to watch it with the American audience,
“It will be fun. After all, I live in Brooklyn now.”
The fourth series of Downton Abbey premieres on PBS on Sunday (January 5) – Watch a UK trailer for it in the clip below: