Fourth Season of Downton Abbey to Feature Virginia Woolf
Warning: Mild Spoilers for Season 3 Ahead
This year’s Downton Abbey season was certainly not for the weak hearted, with unexpected deaths and financial despair coloring large chunks of the nine-episode run (counting the devastating Christmas special). For their part, the show’s creators and producers are very much aware of this and promise that the upcoming season will not reach such level of trauma anytime soon.
“We don’t want to have any more deaths at the moment, that’s for sure. At least not straight away,“ executive producer Liz Trubridge said in an interview with The Telegraph.
That being said, the ITV/PBS drama will also see an appearance from a writer not exactly known for her cheery demeanor.
According to the same Telegraph article, the season will feature an episode where Lady Edith, now embracing a “bohemian lifestyle," runs into famed author Virginia Woolf at a Bloomsbury Set party. Played by actress Christina Carty, the role amounts to little more than a cameo. Still, the concept of the show’s stuffy characters now being forced to face and embrace ’20s culture is quite the intriguing prospect.
The new season of Downton Abbey is set to air Sept. 22 on ITV with the PBS premiere slated for Jan. 5, 2014.
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