Fans in the U.S. are excited to finally get to see season three of the hit British primetime soap, Downton Abbey, when it premieres this Sunday January 6th on PBS at 9PMEST/8PMCST!
To get you ready, TV Guide has put together a refresher course of where we left off with the Crawleys, Mr. Bates, Lord Grantham, and more of the characters you love from this smash hit from across the pond!
TVG also previews what is to come in season three including: Matthew and Mary’s pre-marital woes, Downton’s move into the roaring twenties, Lord Grantham’s bad investment, Anne Bates investigation to clear Bates’ name, how Thomas’ terrible jealousy will rears it ugly head, and the one that we are looking forward to most as Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine premieres as Cora’s American mother Martha Levinson on the season premiere.
But while we might cheer for Martha’s appearance, the Dowager Countess (Dame Maggie Smith) is none too pleased. “These two matriarchs… collide together and to see it on screen with two absolute Hollywood legends is fantastic,” Rob James-Collier, who plays Thomas told TVGuide.com. “The hairs on the back of your neck stand up, you know?”
So are you ready for “Downton’ season three? Let us know!