'Downton Abbey' Season 3: The Future of Mr. Bates and the Lifestyle Evolution Addressed


'Downton Abbey' Season 3: The Future of Mr. Bates and the Lifestyle Evolution Addressed


Brendan Coyle's John Bates will begin series three in prison, while other characters will be seen enjoying cocktails in London's first night clubs and dancing to ragtime jazz.

"Downton Abbey" has just wrapped its second season in the U.S., but talks about the upcoming chapter have been brewing. In a recent PBS chat session, Brendan Coyle confirmed what people might have predicted of his character after seeing the second season finale as saying, "He [John Bates] begins series three in prison."

While he refused to reveal more details of Mr. Bates' future, the BAFTA Award nominee was willing to share other tidbits from the upcoming season. "There is a wedding...or two?" he teased before adding, "Shirley MacLaine is amongst us....the scripts are superb...stick with us."

Talking further about the addition of MacLaine to the cast ensemble to play Lady Grantham's mother, Coyle gushed, "This casting is ingenious...she is much loved here, her scenes are brilliant and I can assure you she will be a dazzling addition to Downton Abbey."

The upcoming third season of "Downton Abbey" will be set in the 1920s. This era will affect the the characters, in fashion, entertainment, travel, work as well as society. According to The Hollywood Reporter, fans can expect to see slim low-waisted flapper silhouette as corsets are no longer trending. The ladies will additionally style their hair in bobs and flapper spit curls.

In entertainment, the characters may enjoy cocktails which at that moment make their debut in London's first night clubs. Ragtime jazz will play in dance halls, as the characters will dance the Black Bottom, the Shimmy and the Charleston. Two new inventions, gramophone and the crystal radio, will add pleasure in their lives.

In language, the characters will be using new slang and phrases such as "bee's knees" (the ultimate compliment), "cat's meow" (another top compliment), and "giggle water" (alcohol). In society, women will enter workplace as they are not only limited to domestic duties.

"Downton Abbey" season 3 will begin filming this spring and will premiere in U.K. in September. It, however, will not air on PBS until early 2013.

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    housemouse
    Jan 24, 2013

    THANK YOU ''PBS'' FOR THE ADDICTING DOWNTON ABBY !! CAN,T WAIT !!LADYS IN TENNESSEE. USA

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    dar
    Jun 08, 2012

    Maggie Smith is awesome. Please dont go Maggie

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    NMatthews5
    Mar 17, 2012

    Love DA cant believe you're gonna make us wait until 2-13.

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    connie
    Feb 28, 2012

    Love this show so much. My husband and can't wait for each episode as its the one show we both agree upon. The fact that there is NOTHING worthwhile on television will make the wait that much more agonizing! Hopefully PBS will offer some other great programming to keep us busy in the meantime.

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    Bucky
    Feb 27, 2012

    Thank God they found the dog.

  •  
    CarolynAnn
    Feb 27, 2012

    I too cannot wait until 2013. Please let us Americans also see Season 3 before 2013. You know how impatient we are. Love the show.

  •  
    Dolly
    Feb 27, 2012

    I am so upset I cannot wait till Sept. this is one of the only shows worth watching. UGH

  •  
    linda
    Feb 26, 2012

    I adore the show. Hoping season 3 is better still.

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    Penelope
    Feb 26, 2012

    Your distributors as greedy as they are short-sighted if they can't get Downton on concurrent with the UK airing. We Americans are ruefully fickle AND we hate waiting. It's a financial gamble to procrastinate.

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    Ikechukwu
    Feb 26, 2012

    Downton Abbey is the greatest show on TV, it's refreshing. Thanks PBS!

  •  
    gds
    Feb 26, 2012

    I have Downton fever. Couldn't wait for weekend to get here to watch it. Love everything about the show. Can't wait until season 3 gets here. Wish there were more shows like this on tv.

  •  
    biddy
    Feb 26, 2012

    Love the show. Please work on Season 3 and 4. Please do it quickly. What has happened to Daisy, Mr. Bates and all of the rest? Everything about the show is wonderful! Plain and simple, Just Wonderful. (My daughters love it to). This show will bring families together. Thank You.

  •  
    Catherine
    Feb 26, 2012

    I agree with the lot of you! Downton Abbey is a wonderful show. Wish we didn't have to wait so long for season 3. To the powers that be...please reconsider!

  •  
    Mistic
    Feb 26, 2012

    I love Downton Abbey, and can not wait till season 3 and I think Shirley McClain will be an awesome addition to Downton Abbey!!

  •  
    Ismeralda
    Feb 26, 2012

    I can hardly wait for Season three. I was so enthralled that I purchased the two seasons worth and watched it all in one day. Imagine that for dedication.

  •  
    upbeatred1
    Feb 24, 2012

    I adore the writing of Julian Fellowes. And the show is marvelous is juggling numerous storylines with nary a dull moment nor confusion. Mr. Bates, please live; Anna needs you!

  •  
    lebezel
    Feb 24, 2012

    10-12 months between a series so hot is way too long. Something could take over which would top DA and it could just get lost. Foolish mistake, bad judgement.

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    snorky
    Feb 24, 2012

    Bad judgement call to have the span from series 2 to series 3 so expansive.. The show is now hot and regardless the top will tumble if it's not kept fresh. I hope I'm wrong. Time will tell.

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    snorky
    Feb 24, 2012

    Oh, that stretch between a show which now is sooo hot isn't a well thought out decision. By early 2012 it's gonna fade. Bad judgement call. Well, time will tell.

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    Avi
    Feb 23, 2012

    Excellent show, cannot wait till season 3. Love the characters especially Mary and Mathew!

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    jukiejukjuk
    Feb 23, 2012

    If I have to fly to London in September for the premier ,I will!!..I won't be able to wait until 2013!!

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    raisele
    Feb 22, 2012

    Love the authenticity; love the characters; love the writing. I do not remember ever being so excited about a TV show .. but after all this is the BBC : ) However, I have to hold on until 2013!!

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    Betsy
    Feb 21, 2012

    I am very glad Jane was written out. It is nice to see characters that have morals and follow them.

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    jmjj
    Feb 21, 2012

    Love the clothes! Can't wait until next season starts.

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    Mary
    Feb 21, 2012

    Love Downton Abbey! Can't wait for season 3,4,5 etc, please. Love the music and fabulous clothes. Excellant TV.

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    Episode 6
    Feb 21, 2012

    I was very sad to see Jane the new maid, written out of Downton Abbey. I loved the electricity between Lord Grantham and Jame. I wished it could have continued. Winnie

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    JOANN
    Feb 21, 2012

    Love, love, love this show. Can't wait until season 3. Besides the script I love the music.

  •  
    audrey
    Feb 21, 2012

    Looked forward to Sunday evening all week in order to watch Downton Abbey. Can't wait for season 3! Excellent tv viewing!

  •  
    PaulaKate
    Feb 21, 2012

    Downton Abbey is the best show on Television.

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    Labee
    Feb 21, 2012

    I love Downton Abbey and can't wait to see season 3.

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