Welcome back to Downton 2.0.
Things are heating up above and below stairs, and if the new trailer is any kind of indicator, season five plans on delivering even more international entanglements, time jumps, and domestic drama (think secrets, sex and secret sex) we can’t resist.
10 newly released photos to pin right now:
A new cast money shot featuring Dame Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Hugh Bonneville, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Rob James-Collier, Brendan Coyle, Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech, Lily James, Sophie Mcshera and Tom Cullen; plus a very grown-up Sybbie (played by Fifi Hart) and George (played by twins Oliver and Zac Barker) who are suddenly much less twee:
Lord Gillingham isn’t the only one who wishes Lady Mary would make up her mind. He’s no Matthew of course, but still. Keep on keeping on, Crawley.
Will Anna and Bates finally shake the perma-shadow that follows them everywhere, or will their dark secrets continue to haunt them this season? Throw these two weary lovebirds a bone, Julian Fellowes.
These two. Always these two.
Simon Bricker thinks everything is beautiful. (Pointed look. Pointed look.) Your move, Lady Cora. Make it good.
Downton Abbey returns to the UK’s ITV on September 21, and will premiere on PBS Masterpiece Classic on January 4, 2015.
Photo credits: PBS