Hot Clip: ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4 sneak peek

The hit period drama Downton Abbey kicks off its 4th season this coming Sunday on ITV in the UK. States-bound folk will have to wait until Jaunary 5th for PBS to launch this next go-round in the trials and tribulations of the upstairs/downstairs crowd at the Crawley family estate.

The new season starts six months on from the death of Downton heir Matthew Crawley. An important focus of the new season, exec producer Gareth Neame recently told Deadline, will be how Matthew’s widow, Lady Mary Crawley, deals with his passing and her future.

Here’s a first look: