“Downton Abbey” fans are eager to return to the manor house in England and explore what dark secrets, budding romances, and dramatic turns of events have happened since the season 4 finale. Get a sneak peek, first look at photos from “Downton Abbey” Season 5 in this slideshow as you impatiently wait for the season premiere on January 4, 2015. We like to think of it as a guilty pleasure late Christmas gift to ourselves.
Set the DVR’s early or head to Amazon to live stream season 4 so you can once again fall in love the the characters by watching season 4 the month before the new episodes begin.
In the photo slide show you will discover new characters, fan favorites, suitors, and Downton’s growing fourth generation: little Sybbie portrayed by young actress Fifi Hart and the heir himself, George played by twins Zac and Oliver Barker.
Richard E. Grant as Simon Bricker is also pictured whom we can only imagine is a new suitor for Lady Mary. He joins Downton Abbey award winning cast including: Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess, Hugh Bonneville as Lord Robert Crawley, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary, Jim Carter as Mr. Carson and Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith.
If you simply can’t wait until December to get caught up or if you have missed any of the past seasons of “Downton Abbey,” the only place to turn is Amazon.
In 2013 Amazon negotiated with the creators of “Downton Abbey” to be the primary source for all of the livestream options, you won’t find it on Netflix or Hulu.
Livestream Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 is now on Amazon or through iTunes. Amazon Prime members can Livestream individual episodes of “Downton Abbey” for free.
Special guest stars this year will include Anna Chancellor “Four Weddings and a Funeral” portraying Lady Anstruther, Russian actor Rade Sherbedgia as a refugee who escaped the Russian revolution following World War I along with Richard E. Grant (“Girls,” “Gosford Park,” “Doctor Who”) as Simon Bricker a guest of the Granthams at Downton Abbey and Rade Sherbedgia “24.” Other returning castmembers include Penelope Wilton, Phyllis Logan, Samantha Bond, Lily James, Brendan Coyle, Joanne Froggatt, Lesley Nicol, Sophie McShera, Rob James-Collier, Ed Speleers, Kevin Doyle, Raquel Cassidy, David Robb, Tom Cullen, Julian Ovenden, Daisy Lewis, Douglas Reith, Jeremy Swift, and Andrew Scarborough.
Downton Abbey DVDs & Blu-rays are available on Amazon at the links below:
- Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Complete Seasons 1, 2, & 3 DVD Set (Original U.K. Edition) (2012) $48.49 (reg. price $129.97.) Starring Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville
- Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 1 (Original U.K. Edition) [Blu-ray] (2012) $23.99 DVD $17.99
- Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 2 (Original U.K. Edition) [Blu-ray] $25.96 DVD $19.99
- Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 3 [Blu-ray] (Original U.K. Version) (2012) $29.03
- Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 3 DVD (Original U.K. Version) (2012) $24.20
- Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2 & 3 Deluxe Limited Edition (Amazon Exclusive Season 4 Bonus Features) (2013) $48.67 DVD or $44.99 Blu-ray
Your other Downton Abbey catchup option is iTunes. Visit the links below to access the past and current seasons of Downton Abbey.
- Downton Abbey, Season 1
- Downton Abbey, Season 2
- Downton Abbey, Season 3
- Downton Abbey, Seasons 1-3
- Downton Abbey, Season 4
Downton Abbey Season 4 Premiere Dates
- Sunday, September 21, 2014 – UK
- Sunday, January 4, 2015 – US
It’s rumored that Season 6 may be the end of “Downton Abbey,” do you you think they’ve explored everything possible or should the show continue for several more seasons. Let us know what you think in the comments below.