Downton Abbey will soon return to our TV screens for it’s second series and it is all set to be an event filled one.
Executive producer Gareth Neame has revealed that writers had no problems coming up with storylines for the ITV period drama and he is confident that there is so much potential within the show, that it can continue for at least two or three more series’ after the new one.
The Sun revealed that the new run will feature a war, a sex scene, a wedding and a funeral and speaking about it’s future, Neame said:
“I think it can continue for series four, five and six! It could move up to the 1930s, as long as the audience wants it.”
Brendan Coyle, best known as valet Mr Bates, teased some of the events planned for the new run and admtted that viewers will certainly be surprised by some of the storylines. He said:
“There are so many twists and turns – things happen in this series that you definitely won’t see coming.
“We were shocked every time we picked up a new script.
“It is very bold, dramatic stuff.”
Bates is set to continue his liaison with head housemaid Anna (Joanne Froggatt), however things may turn sour when his wife returns out of the blue.
And Matthew Crawley, played by Dan Stevens, was seen being rejected by Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) at the end of series one but the actor revealed that there will be a wedding coming up and it may even be theirs. He hinted:
“There is a wedding – but whether it involves me and Lady Mary or not, you’ll just have to wait and see.
“We’re still filming so I don’t even know myself how things will pan out.”
If you are looking forward to Downton Abbey’s return, then make sure you check out the new series two promo video here.
Cast additions to series two include Nigel Havers,Iain Glen, who will take on the role of Sir Richard Carlisle and Zoe Boyle as Miss Lavinia Swire.