WATCH: Trailer for ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 3

The Season 3 cast of ‘Downton Abbey’ (Photo: ITV)

British broadcaster ITV has released the first official trailer for Downton Abbey‘s third season, which will make its bow stateside January 6, 2013 on Masterpiece Classic. The sneak peek is set to the choral strains of Lou Reed‘s “Perfect Day” and features glimpses of a few new faces, including Shirley MacLaine as Lady Grantham’s mother, Martha Levinson.

This season is set in the early 1920s, after the devastation of the Great War:

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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