At last! The first video glimpse of Downton Abbey 5…sort of.


Sometimes, I feel like Downton Abbey is more like Moriarty than we think….stay with me here.
 
Highclere Castle in Berkshire

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For Downton Abbey fans in the U.S., it is now day 125 since we last visited the Crawley family and were left wondering if Mr. Gregson would be found, who might Lady Mary end up with and just what did Mr. Bates actually do on his ‘day off’ and was he at Picadilly by chance. Not to worry, it is now day 183 if you live in the UK! With filming of series five well underway, bits and bobs will begin to trickle in pretty soon even with creator/writer Sir Julian Fellowes’ tight grip on the potential for storyline leaks.
 
Downton Abbey 5 - first images

Not trying to completely be a half-empty glass of water, we bring you the first teaser trailer for Downton Abbey 5 courtesy of the great folks over at ITV. What better place to grab an audience than to premiere the trailer during halftime of England’s recent World Cup match with Costa Rica. Kind of like airing a promo during halftime of the Super Bowl in the States…times ten.
 

 
Nothing much to write home about here from a video standpoint but you do have Mr. Carson sounding very half-empty glass of water himself when he says, I feel a shaking of the ground I stand on. The nature of life is not permanence but flux. Things are changing. Luckily, we only have about 85 days in the UK (give or take a week) and exactly 187 days until we begin to find out just what ‘things are changing’ at Downton. Ready?