Julian Fellowes and the Downton Abbey cast showed preview footage and revealed details about the period drama's third series at the PBS Television Critics press tour yesterday (July 22).

Financial woes and the Irish troubles will be two themes that dominate the third run, according to show creator Fellowes. "The '20s are a more nebulous time," Fellowes told reporters. "In the third series you see the impact on this family of the Irish Troubles.

"That really started up after the end of the First World War, and actually, at the time, was much more the headline than the suffragettes or the other things. The Irish problem seemed to be a kind of yawning difficulty for the British empire and everything. But, you know, again I don't think a lot of people know about that. It's rather nice to go into that."

In footage shown to reporters, Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville) and Cora Crawley (Elizabeth McGovern) were seen talking about their money woes, Brendan Coyle's Mr Bates is still in prison, while Mary (Michelle Dockery) and Matthew (Dan Stevens) are shown having a heated fight in which she accuses him of disloyalty.

Commenting on the Robert and Cora storyline, Fellowes said: "Cora's upbringing was not the same as Robert's... but as things start to change and the plates are shifting, and we are reminded what Cora's comes from. If anyone understands the world that is coming, it's Cora."

The writer also ruled out any of the characters heading to America, claiming the arrival of Shirley MacLaine as Martha Levinson was a way of bringing a US angle to the show.

Fellowes's show picked up 16 Emmy nominations last week. Downton Abbey's third series will air in the autumn on ITV1 in the UK. It will air in the US on PBS on January 6, 2013.

沪江娱乐快讯:朱利安·费罗斯(Julian Fellows)和整个《唐顿庄园》(Downton Abbey)剧组在昨天(7月22日)的PBS电视评论员巡回记者会上给大家播放了预告片段,并且透露了关于该剧第三季的细节。



在给记者播放的片段中,罗伯特·克劳利(Robert Crawley,由休·博内威利/Hugh Bonneville饰演)和科拉·克劳利(Cora Crawley,由伊丽莎白·麦戈文/Elizabeth McGovern饰演)在讨论他们的财政危机,布兰登·科伊尔(Brendan Coyle)饰演的贝茨先生(Mr. Bates)仍旧在监狱中度日,而玛丽(Mary,由米歇尔·道克瑞/Michelle Dockery饰演)和马修(Matthew,由丹·史蒂文斯/Dan Stevens饰演)在就马修是否出轨的问题进行激烈的争吵。

编剧还说第三季中不会有人去美国,雪莉·麦克雷恩(Shirley MacLaine)饰演的玛莎·莱文森(Martha Levinson)一角的加入是一种从美国的角度来展现剧情的方式。