In the lead-up to the third season’s U.S. premiere, Downton Abbey will air a special preview to refresh viewers on past seasons and hint at what is to come.
In the lead-up to the American debut of Downton Abbey‘s third season, PBS will air “Downton Abbey Revisited” on Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. The 90-minute special episode will be hosted by actress Angela Lansbury, and will feature clips recapping the first two seasons of Downton Abbey. Behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with creator Julian Fellowes, as well as other members of the Emmy-nominated cast, will be featured alongside the refreshing clips. Hints and a few new clips of the twists and turns to come in season 3 will also feature in the episode.
PBS has released a promo announcing the special clip show – and laying out several exciting questions left by the final episodes of season 2 – which you can check out below:
Downton Abbey is in an in-between place right now, as U.K. fans await the post-season Christmas special and American viewers await the premiere of the show’s third season in January of next year. But while the Brits have seen the bulk of season 3, there has been little news about the extended Christmas episode. American fans, at least, will only have to wait until the end of the month to get a taste of the upcoming upstairs-downstairs drama.
PBS’ official statement for season 3 says:
The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season.