Downton Abbey series three comes to a close on Sunday night, but don’t get too excited about series four – as there are some cast members whose contracts are yet to be renewed.
Dan Stevens, AKA Matthew Crawley made his Broadway debut in the US alongside Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain last night.
His former co-star Jessica Brown-Findlay AKA Lady Sybil (sob!) was in attendance to lend her support to Dan for his role in The Heiress.
But it’s Dan’s success in America that is prompting speculation that he won’t return to series four of the period drama. It’s being claimed by some sources that he’s refused to sign up for another series, intending instead to focus on his career Stateside.
Downton without Matthew? We just can’t imagine it.
That said, ITV has yet to confirm that there even IS a series four. We’ll keep you posted. Fingers crossed!
To fill the gaping hole Downton will leave in our lives after Sunday, check out our 50 amazing facts about the series right here, or scroll down. RM