Downton Abbey returns to PBS on Sunday night and fans are counting down the aristocratic minutes to the third season premiere of the popular British drama.
Although Season 3 of Downton Abbey has already aired in the UK, fans across the pond in the United States will finally see their favorite show on Sunday night. The Crawley family and their staff return with a few new faces in the Abbey mix, including the introduction of Lady Rose MacClare (Lily James) and staffers Alfred Nugent (Matt Milne) and James “Jimmy” Kent (Edward Speleers).
In the third season of Downton Abbey, life continues after the end of World War I. Lady Sybil (Jessica Brown Findlay) and Tom Branson (Allen Leech) got married and are now expecting a child. Lord Grantham’s investment in a railroad causes a crisis while Mr. Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), who is busy planning a wedding to Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery), could save everyone with his newly acquired inheritance.
On Twitter, fans tweeted their plans in preparation of the Season 3 premiere. We picked out a few of our favorites who are obviously diehard fans of Downton Abbey.
@KellyOBaker: “Downton Abbey Marathon night. Must watch all season 2 ASAP!”
@sjmommagreen: “On another note, pretty pumped about downtown abbey tomorrow #tvgeek”
@KTizME: “Can. Not. Wait! RT@PBS: Downton Abbey returns to @masterpiecePBS Sunday night @ 9/8c. Will you be there? #DowntonPBS
@Graylinsample: “I have ingredients to make homemade pizza, a bottle of wine that is not Charles Shaw, & Downton Abbey season two in prep for tomorrow #boom
The third season of Downton Abbey premieres Sunday, January 6 on PBS.