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Attention, Downton Abbey devotees! The Season 3 trailer is here and it looks more riveting than the Dowager Countess’s hat collection.  

With a trailer set to a haunting choral arrangement of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day,” this season appears to have a more somber tone that the last — and that’s saying something considering we saw the end of WWI in Season 2. However, watch the way Lady Sybil and Tom snuggle worriedly in their bed, how Mr. Bates chokes a man in a dark alleyway, and the ferocity of Lady Mary and Matthew’s kiss — like their lives depend on it! 

But it’s not all dark and dreary for the Granthams in Season 3. Some moments of lightness include the Dowager Countess making her usual undermining quips, and Edith seeming to (finally!) find love, beaming at Sir Anthony Strallan while he says, “You’ve given me back my life.”

Season 3 of Downton Abbey will premiere in January 2013 in the U.S.

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