Downton Abbey Spoilers: What Happens in the Season 5 Premiere?
Downton Abbey’s fifth season kicks off in the U.K. in just a few weeks, which means we’re finally seeing some details emerge over on the show’s IMDb page. It’s really our only main source of semi-reliable information since Downton’s cast and crew are famously buttoned up when it comes to spoilers. Darn you, Julian Fellowes!
So here we are, holed up in a closet-sized room and armed with nothing but yarn, thumb tacks, and our own know-how. (OK, so we’re actually not Russell Crowe from A Beautiful Mind but you get what we’re saying.) Here are the latest gems from the premiere we have to work with; give 'em a gander and then start your own theorizing in the comments below!
In the Season 5 premiere there’s a whole crew of Russian refugees. This includes new character Kuragin, as portrayed by Rade Serbedzija. We heard Rade (akaGregorovitch in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) was joining the cast back in February but we didn’t expect to see his character, a refugee of the 1917 Russian revolution, so soon in the series.