Wednesday, January 7, 2015

‘Downton Abbey’ NEWS: U.S. Premiere Of Season 5 Brings 10.1 Million Viewers To PBS, Laura Carmichael DISHES On Portraying Lady Edith [SPOILERS]


As Americans eagerly try to catch up with the fifth season of "Downton Abbey," new speculation for Season Six centers around whether or not Allen Leech will return next year. Plus, Laura Carmichael discusses what it is like to play Lady Edith Crawley as well.

According to Carter Matt, there's a lot of speculation over whether or not actor Allen Leech will return for "Downton Abbey's" Season Six.

While many fans will miss Tom Branson if is truly gone for good, others have also pointed out that if he changes his mind and decides to stay put, then his arc would have been one big waste of time for the fans.

Aside from whether or not Leech will return, fans have also wondered if Matthew Goode's character Henry Talbot will return in Season Six in order to woo Lady Mary.

Given the fact that she is finally moving on from both Tony Gillingham and Charles Blake, it would be nice if Goode joined the cast in order to add a new twist in Lady Mary's tangled love life, adds Radio Times.

Meanwhile, even though U.K. fans of "Downton Abbey" were disappointed with the past season, American fans gathered in force for the U.S. premiere.

TV By The Numbers writes that 10.1 million American fans sat down to watch the Season Five premiere on Sunday, which made PBS the second most-watched channel that night.

Even better, many of the viewers also stuck around for the one-hour documentary "The Manners Of Downton," which aired right after the premiere and explored the fascinating world of English etiquette.

Hosted by "Downton Abbey's" historical advisor Alastair Bruce, fans were able to get a glimpse of the rigorous training that the cast had to go through in order to accurately portray the British nobility on the show.

Finally, the Wall Street Journal sat down with Laura Carmichael, who discussed what it is like to play Lady Edith Crawley.


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