The 'Downton Abbey Separation Anxiety Group' meeting is called to order….


As the UK enters the Downton Abbey series 4 finale this coming Sunday, the remainder of the world that has not been privy to its broadcast as of yet are left merely with simple behind-the-scenes bits and bobs until it premieres. As of today, there are a mere 60 days until the U.S. premiere on PBS’ Masterpiece series. Depending on how you look at it, it’s either 60 excruciatingly long days left since that fateful day of February 17, 2013 when series three ended or there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it’s just a short two months until the wait is over. Is your glass half-empty or half-full? Either way, you are in need of a Downton Abbey energy boost. It’s time to call the quarterly meeting of the members of the Downton Abbey Separation Anxiety Group to order and take a look ahead to what’s in store for the forthcoming series 4…

First and foremost…a new teaser trailer for series 4 with new footage!


 
Dealing with Downton Abbey sans Matthew

Downton Abbey creator/writer Julian Fellowes and Executive Producers Liz Trubridge and Gareth Neame on Dan Steven’s (Matthew) departure from the series, and what it meant to the plot.
 

The importance of that Downton Abbey look

Downton Abbey actors and production crew on creating the costumes, and making the distinctive visual sets for the series.
 

Daisy’s BTS tour of Downton Abbey

Sophie McShera, who plays shy kitchenmaid Daisy, gives viewers an exclusive peek at what goes on behind the scenes at the Earl and Countess of Grantham’s stately home.
 

 
Now, doesn’t January 5, 2014 seem just a whole lot closer now? Everyone together now…breathe in…breathe out. Repeat until 01/05/2014.