WATCH LIVE: DOWNTON ABBEY Cast Panel & Discussion with PBS!
The cast of DOWNTON ABBEY and executive producer Garthe Neame are set for a panel discussion and audience Q&A with PBS Masterpiece's Rebecca Eaton tonight at 8PM EST. You can live-stream the highly-anticipated chat below!
The widely-acclaimed drama was officially renewed for a fourth season last month by ITV. The third season is set to air in January in the states. According to the British broadcaster, the fourth season will consist of eight episodes and an extended Christmas special, set to begin airing in the Fall of 2013 in the UK. The third season has just recently wrapped up. "Viewers can look forward to more drama, comedy, love, hatred, jealousy, rivalry, ambition, despair and romance," executive producer Gareth Neame said in a statement.
Written and created by Julian Fellowes, the series won an impressive six Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe in its first season. Recent honors for Season 2 include multi-category nominations from the Critics' Choice Awards and from the Television Critics Association.
The cast also includes Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Penelope Wilton, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle and a host of others, joined by Shirley MacLaine (Oscar for Best Actress, Terms of Endearment), who plays Martha Levinson, the very American mother of Cora, Countess of Grantham (McGovern).