It’s a big night of television for those in the U.S. who have patiently awaited the return of Downton Abbey and its season three premiere episode! To mark the occasion, PBS’s MASTERPIECE Classic will celebrate with live Twitter events during the broadcast throughout the season and the first one kicks-off tonight!
Viewers are welcome whenever they’re watching, but during 9-11pm Eastern time of the east coast feed, PBS and MASTERPIECE insiders – as well as moderators from Austenprose, The Daily Beast, Tom and Lorenzo and Vulture – will be tweeting too.
Here’s how to be a part of the action: Tag your posts with the hashtag #DowntonPBS then follow along using your own favorite aggregator to the Twitter discussion. Topics to be discussed include: Downton Abbey, fashion, MASTERPIECE Classic. Look for the following pundits and PBS Twitter handles to correspond with: @pbs ; @masterpiecepbs ; Laurel Ann Nattress (@Austenprose) of Austenprose; Jace Lacob(@televisionary ) of The Daily Beast; Tom and Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo ); and Vulture (@vulture)!
Winner of nine Emmy awards, Downton Abbey resumes for a third season as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. The international hit is written by Julian Fellowes and features an all-star cast including Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, and Hugh Bonneville, plus a new guest star, Academy Award-winner Shirley MacLaine!
Now to get you ready for the premiere, watch the season three trailer below and see you on Twitter tonight!