Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The Onion Takes A Look At Downton Abbey Season 4: Will The Downton Wizards Finally Start Using Their Powers?
Will Season Four Of ‘Downton Abbey’ Finally Show The Wizards Using Their Powers?
Maybe the could use their powers to bring you know who back!
Glee's Chris Colfer paid a visit to Highclere Castle, the real life home of Downton Abbey, while touring Europe to promote his book, Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal and his Land of Stories book series.
He posted this photo to his Instagram account.
Talk about fandoms colliding! Awesome!
Downton Abbey Season 3 Now Available on Amazon Instant Streaming
All three Downton Abbey seasons can now be viewed for free on Amazon.com streaming if you're a Prime member. Amazon already offered seasons one and two and season three was just added Monday.
Soon Amazon is the only place you will be able to watch Downton Abbey via streaming as they bought the exclusive streaming rights. No date has been officially announced for that to begin but it is rumored to be July 1st. That means no more Downton Abbey on Hulu or Netflix. The agreement also covers seasons four and five (if produced).
Visit Amazon to sign up for Prime if you are not already a member.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Joanne Froggatt's Glamour Women of the Year Photo Shoot Video.
In this Glamour 'Women of the Year' photoshoot video Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey's Anna, talks about Downton Abbey series 4, what she would steal from the Downton set if she could and future projects.
Is she not the cutest thing ever?
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern Takes On New Civil War Project.
Elizabeth McGovern has landed a new project, she will be narrating a Civil War documentary titled, "Civil War: The Untold Story" from Denver's Great Divide Pictures. It will air on public TV in the US in 2014.
Landing McGovern to narrate was fortuitous. The commitment from the actor — Lady Cora, Countess of Grantham! — is a coup for the producers, not only for the name recognition she brings but as a potential way to cross-promote the documentary within "Downton Abbey" and vice versa. The opportunity arose because Wheeler's previous films, including "How the West Was Lost," employed Peter Coyote as narrator. Coyote and McGovern share the same agent; a connection was made. Wheeler planned to fly to England to tape McGovern's narration this month.
|Downton Abbey executive producer Gareth Neame|
Downton Abbey Executive Producer Gareth Neame Talks Downton Abbey Season 4, Series Length, Emmy Race & More.
*Just warning you ahead of time if you are trying to stay away from 4th season spoilers, I would avoid this interview.
TVLINE asked some awesome and insightful questions of Downton Abbey executive producer, Gareth Neame.
They talk the challenge of avoiding spoilers with the different US & UK air times, the Emmy race, how long the Downton Abbey will run, show pace, actresses Maggie Smith & Shirley MacLaine, and the characters of Mary, Branson and Edith.
Here is an excerpt:
TVLINE: With Matthew’s death, you’ve opened up a world of romance again. Is love the main focus for Mary and the show next season?
I don’t think it is. It’s important to say that audiences are not going to want to see Lady Mary get back in the saddle by the first commercial break of the next episode and just find a new guy. People wouldn’t want that at all. People were really invested in that relationship. But audiences won’t mind new guys hitting on her, as long as she doesn’t just say, “OK, let’s go for it.” She’s got to feel that Matthew was her husband, and there’ll never be anyone else. So I would say the emphasis is really about her rebuilding her life. It’s not just about romance. But that said, there are plenty of avenues and outlets for romance in the fourth season because romance has always been at the center of the show.
TVLINE: Speaking of love, is poor Edith ever going to get some happiness?
Well, she seems to be pretty serious about this guy, right? It’s a bit complicated with him. I can tell you she’s got some great storylines ahead in Season 4. When we talked about the character, Julian Fellowes had a very strong sense that she would be the unlucky daughter. You’ve probably got some friends or family who the sun is always shining on. Everything seems to go fine. And there are other people for whom things just constantly go wrong, some stream of bad luck. That’s a little bit how it is with Edith. She’s one for whom things will just never be straightforward.
TVLINE: How will Branson be moving on as a single father?
He becomes a bigger and bigger character within the dynamic of the show. He is almost Robert’s right-hand man now. So he has a lot to do in the new season.
Read the full interview here.
As a fan, I love when great questions get asked and answered. Nice job TVLINE!
So what do you think about Gareth Neame's answers? Will Edith really always be the unlucky one? Also, how long would you like to see the show run?