With the third season in full swing , Downton Abbey has become a huge hit in the United States. The first episode from Season three drew a record 7.9 million viewers. Actress Shirley MacClaine is part of the new season of Downton Abbey and now comes word that actress Gwenyth Paltrow wants a role on the hit show.
Star Magazine is reporting that a rep for Paltrow said the she enjoyed working on Glee and wanted her team to get her on Downton Abbey. Upon hearing the news, show creator Julian Fellowes was excited and now is working out a cameo appearance for the actress.
Stay tuned as this story develops….
The third season finale of the very popular series Downton Abbey aired three weeks ago in the UK on ITV, but the third season doesn’t start until early next year in the United States. That being said, the ITV has renewed the series for a fourth season. This was first reported by TVLine. Although there has been no official announcement from PBS, it’s pretty much a certainty that they will indeed air the fourth season as well.
Excited by the renewal, executive producer Gareth Neame said , “Viewers can look forward to more drama, comedy, love, hatred, jealousy, rivalry, ambition, despair and romance.” The series has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries.
Downton Abbey Season 3 will premiere Jan. 6, 2013 on PBS.