Downton Abbey Stars Ink New Deals

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Most of the cast for PBS’ hit drama Downton Abbey has signed on for another season, but TV Line reported that there are certain hold outs. Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora), Hugh Bonneville (Robert), Joanne Froggatt (Anna) and Brendan Coyle (Bates) are already filming the third season and have signed on for not only a fourth, but a fifth season as well.

Those holding out include Dan Stevens (Matthew), Siobhan Finneran (O’Brien), Jessica Brown Findlay (Lady Sybil) and Maggie Smith (Violet).

Downton Abbey’s stars inked deals even thought PBS hasn’t renewed the show past a third season. But with all of the awards the show has received, coupled with the 5.4 million viewers the second season finale racked in last month, it looks like the drama will get picked up for multiple seasons.

The third season is expected to air January 2013.

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