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Julian Fellowes pulls another time leap on us at the start of Downton Abbey Season 5, which means we’ll rejoin our favorite lords and ladies six months after last season’s finale concluded. In the scheme of Downton Abbey, a show that has spanned more than a decade in less than four years, six months is chump change — for most of the characters. Ask the youngest actors on set and six months makes a big difference.


That means we, sadly, have to bid adieu to the adorable twins who had us fall head over heels in love with George Crawley last season. Goodbye, Cole and Logan Weston! You’ll always hold a special place in our Downton Abbey-loving hearts!

Filling George’s tiny Oxfords for Season 5 is a new set of twins (because TV shows just love two-for-one deals). Say hello to Oliver and Zac Barker!

Judging from their sparsely populated IMDb accounts we’d say Downton is the first role for both of these adorable boys and what a way to start out! Having oohed and awed over George’s debut picture for Season 5 (which you can see up above), we’d already say these boys are well on their way to making Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley’s son the sweetheart of the Abbey (sorry, Sybbie!).

Downton Abbey Season 5 premieres in the U.K. in September 2014. Check back with Wetpaint Entertainment for recaps of all the latest episodes. Until then, we give to you this handy spoiler roundup.

SourcesOliver Barker on IMDb, Zac Barker on IMDb