From the pen of award-winning writer Julian Fellowes comes the fourth series of ITV's costume drama, Downton Abbey, starring Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern. As they face new challenges, the Crawley family and the servants who work for them remain inseparably interlinked. Throughout the great house new arrivals rattle the established hierarchies, and the lives of the inhabitants are as shaped by romance, ambition, desire, shocks and heartbreak as ever. The secure, serene and ordered world of Downton is rocked by passions below the surface and there are changes above and below stairs. The fourth series sees the family reeling in the aftermath of terrible tragedy but with new life, in the form of babies George and Sybbie, comes new hope, as the much-loved characters take tentative steps into the Roaring Twenties.
PBS and Masterpiece will broadcast the debut episode of Downton Abbey - Season 4
this coming January 5th, and not only will Shirley MacLaine be returning but we'll also see other new cast members, including a late-season appearance by Emmy winning actor Paul Giamatti. Now Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for DVD
($49.99 SRP) and high-def Blu-ray Disc
($54.99 SRP) releases of Downton Abbey - Season 4
, scheduled to be available on January 28th
...weeks before the season finale airs! Details and extras (if any) haven't been made available yet, but here is the package art along with an Amazon button link: