What will Maggie Smith say? A black cast member finally arrives at the Abbey in the fourth season, it was announced today, in the form of Gary Carr as a jazz singer who is “a charming and charismatic young man.” Lock up your daughters! There will be eight episodes in all plus the annual two-hour "Christmas Special."
Gareth Neame, an executive producer of “Downton Abbey” and the managing director of Carnival Films, which produces the series, said in a statement: “We are delighted to introduce another fantastic, dynamic character to Downton Abbey. His addition will bring interesting twists to the drama which we can’t wait for viewers to see in Series four.”