Downton Abbey's Matthew Crawley is just like you. Dan Stevens, who starred as Matthew for three seasons on the crossover hit drama, said he plans to watch season four of the Masterpiece series in real time in the United States.
"I have absolutely no idea what becomes of Mary," Stevens told The Hollywood Reporter, "because I want to watch it with the American audience—it will be fun. After all, I live in Brooklyn now."
So, nobody spoil Downton Abbey for him, you got that?
The show, which already wrapped its U.K. run, premieres on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. on PBS. Stevens' character was killed in a car accident in the season three Christmas special in 2012 shortly after his son was born. Stevens wanted to leave the series.
Season four of Downton Abbey picks up six months after Matthew's death with Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) struggling to move on with her life as a single mother. Look for several new faces including Gary Carr and Tom Cullen to pop up during this season of Downton Abbey. Shirley MacLaine will also return as Martha Levinson, Cora's (Elizabeth McGovern) mother, but this time she's bringing Paul Giamatti with her as her son, Harold Levinson.
Dockery, who has been nominated for several awards for her portrayal of Lady Mary, recently poked fun at the show in a Funny or Die video opposite Michael Chiklis. In the spoof below, Dockery plays a version of herself, now starring in a fake TNT series "Tough Justice," but she can't quite ditch her Lady Mary tendencies. Watch her struggle with examining evidence, shooting a perp and get a new partner.
Dockery isn't the only Downton cast member to spoof themselves. McGovern recently took a photo at Disney World á la the famous cast image of the Downton family with their downstairs staff. The Disney photo featured Goofy in Downton-era attire.