That means devoted viewers will have to wait 235 days to find out how the Crawley family is coping in the wake of dear Cousin Matthew's death -- that is, assuming they're able to avoid the rampant online spoilers that are destined to follow the series' broadcast this fall in the U.K.
“Masterpiece” executive producers announced the return at the network’s annual meeting Tuesday. The series, written and produced by
Following the departure of cast members Dan Stevens, Jessica Brown Findlay and
Even though it left many fans irate (or at least deeply depressed), the Season 3 finale of "Downton Abbey" was a ratings winner, drawing 8.2 million viewers and beating all other shows in prime time when it aired Feb. 17.