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Downton Abbey Season 4 officially came to a close in the United States at the end of February 2014, but don’t worry! Season 5 is gearing up in the United Kingdom and set to debut there on Sunday, September 21!

In the fifth installment of our favorite period drama, expect even more twists and turns as creator Julian Fellowes continues to weave his early 20th century magic.

Wondering what to expect come the next season? Boy, do we have some stories for you! Below you’ll find all of spoilers related to the next series, and the best news? This is a living document, as in every time we hear even a crumb of potential new gossip about No. 5, we’ll be dutifully adding it here.

Before you start sifting through the stories below, we’ve also got a Season 4 spoiler roundup that chronicles all nine episodes (including the Christmas Special/season finale) from that series just in case you need to read up on previous events.

All caught up? Then begin your journey into Season 5!


Filming and Premiere Date

Downton Abbey Renewed For Season 5! When Will It Start?
Practically moments after Season 4 concluded in the U.K., we heard Downton would live to see another day! So when does it start again?

When Does Filming Start For Downton Abbey Season 5?
Obviously, before we can have a premiere, we need some footage. Good news is, filming begins even sooner than you may expect.

Downton Abbey Season 5: How Much Has Already Been Filmed?
Thanks to the helpful tweeting of one Downton star, we have a good idea of how far along Season 5 is.

Downton Abbey Season 5 Filming Begins! New Character Shares Photo from Set
As of mid-February, we know cameras are rolling. See a photo from the first days of filming!

Downton Abbey Season 5: New Character Shares Two Photos from the Set!
We've got two new photos to obsess over. Thanks, Richard E. Grant!

Downton Abbey Season 5 Spoiler Photos: The Cast Films in the Village!
Start forming your Season 5 theories now!

When Will Downton Abbey Season 5 Premiere? (UPDATE: We Have a Date!)
Mark your calendars now, Downtonites!

Downton Abbey Season 5 to Air at Same Time in the UK and US? Julian Fellowes Says...
Be still our beating hearts.

Downton Abbey Season 5: See the New Cast Photo!
It’s here! It’s finally here!


Characters

New Cast Members From Girls and 24 Announced For Downton Abbey Season 5!
With new cast members come new characters, including someone from Jimmy Kent’s past!

Downton Abbey Season 5: Meet the New Cast Members!
Get to know the new additions to Season 5!

Downton Abbey Season 5 Spoilers: Details on THIS New Character!
One new face fills us in on a couple of choice Season 5 morsels. 

Downton Abbey Season 5 Cast: Who’s In and Who’s Out?
New characters are nice and all but who from the old set will return?

Downton Abbey Season 5 Spoilers: New Characters Cast!
Six new characters all under the age of 12? What's afoot at Downton?

Is O’Brien Returning to Downton Abbey?
Enough about the new faces. A well-known if not well-loved character might be returning!

Downton Abbey Season 5: New Spoiler Photo Teases “Ship-Shape” Character
"Ship-shape," huh? Is there another trip to the shore planned?

Downton Abbey Season 5 Spoiler: Does Anna Bates Think Her Husband Is a Murderer?
Curious minds need to know!

Downton Abbey Season 5: Who Plays George Crawley?
Welcome to these new adorable additions! 

Downton Abbey Season 5: New Character Cast! Upstairs or Down?
The Dowager Countess makes a new friend. Or, you know, hires one.

Downton Abbey Season 5: Look For These New Characters
So many new faces! Time to refresh the flashcard deck.


Season 5 Plot Spoilers

Downton Abbey Season 5 Spoiler: Lady Mary Is Kissing Which Suitor?
Mary gets a kiss but from which one of the men currently vying for her affections?

Lady Mary Crawley to Take a Lover? Season 5 Spoiler Alert! (VIDEO)
She might be doing more than kissing...

Downton Abbey Season 5 Spoiler: Will Edith Crawley Tell Her Family About Her Baby?
Poor Edith. 

Downton Abbey Season 5 Spoiler: A New Relationship For Branson?
Is love in the air for more than just Mary during the next series?

Downton Abbey Season 5: The Dowager Countess Set to Return!
Praise the heavens! The Dowager will return!

Downton Abbey Season 5: A New Romance For Thomas?
Rob James-Collier has big plans for his character in the new season.

Downton Abbey Season 5 Spoiler: Tom Branson and Sarah Bunting’s New Scene!
Are things still going between Tom and Sarah, or did he just break it off?

Downton Abbey Season 5: Tom Branson’s Love Interest Leaving the Show?
Good thing? Bad thing? The jury is still out for us.

Downton Abbey Season 5 Spoiler: Cast Has Big Plans For Christmas Special
The Christmas Special is many moons away but it’s never too early to start planning for the holidays.

Downton Abbey Leading Lady Leaving the Show After Season 5 — Report
Another one bites the dust except maybe her character won't die.

Downton Abbey Season 5: Julian Fellowes’s Special Message to Fans!
As we wait for the next season, Jules throws us a bone.

Downton Abbey Season 5 Spoiler: Headed Back to War-Torn France? (PHOTOS)
Curious photos have us asking curious questions about location, location, location for Season 5.

Downton Abbey Season 5: See the First Photo, Watch the First Trailer!
Actual footage from the set!

When Will Downton Abbey End? Julian Fellowes Says...
We’ve heard when the show may bid its farewells, and it makes us sad.


Season 5 Episodes

Downton Abbey Season 5: Watch the Full-Length Trailer!
So much drama, so little time.

Downton Abbey Season 5 First Look: The Dowager Gives Relationship Advice!
Get the first look at the new season, starring the Dowager!

Downton Abbey Spoilers: What Happens in the Season 5 Premiere?
This is chock-full of new information so make sure you’re comfortable. 

Downton Abbey Season 5 Spoiler: Episode 1 Reveals Sad Secret! Is It About Baxter?
Unfortunately, the latest news out of England is the first episode of Season 5 is going to be a downer.

Downton Abbey Season 5 Spoiler: A Wedding in Episode 2?
But who will catch the bouquet? 

Downton Abbey Season 5: Read Full Episode Recaps!
Read all about the season’s newest episodes as we watch them!