A new footman is coming to Downton Abbey ... one who is very closely connected to O'Brien.
With Thomas likely to become Lord Grantham's valet now that Bates is imprisoned, Downton hires a new footman named Alfred.
Digital Spy reports that Matt Milne (War Horse) will join the cast in Season 3 as Alfred, who also happens to be O'Brien's nephew!
Will Alfred replace Thomas as O'Brien's partner in scheming and backstabbing? Or will she be on her best behavior now that her nephew is on staff?
Milne is the second new face to come on board for Downton Abbey Season 3; Shirley Maclaine was cast as Lady Grantham's American mother.
Source: Digital Spy