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ITV has decided to treat us Downton Abbey fans! Not only did we get a first photo from Season 5, we got an entire teaser trailer!

Before you call your mom, post this on Facebook, and all around go crazy (like we did), fair warning that the trailer’s only 20 seconds long. Still, that’s 20 seconds more of new footage than when we woke up this morning!


Credit: ITV Drama on Facebook

Let’s start with what came first, though. That be the snapshot taken during the filming of Season 5, which began back in February and is expected to last until August. ITV Drama shared the photo on the channel’s official Facebook (and posted here to the right). “Filming is well underway for the brand new series of Downton Abbey and we’re getting super excited. Who’s with us?” they wrote. Think they can hear us screaming all the way over in England?

A handful of hours later, ITV Drama threw us another bone with that 20-second video. In it, we hear the dulcet tones of good old Mr. Carson (Jim Carter). “I feel a shaking of the ground I stand on,” he says. “The nature of life is not permanence but flux. Things are changing.”

But how are they changing?! We’ve got all our Season 5 spoilers rounded up and ready for you to spend the next major chunk of your life combing through, puzzling for answers. Find any, share them in the comments below.

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Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!