As you may recall last year, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes announced that he intended to introduce a black character to the show’s cast for its fourth season. And what better way to attract more diverse viewers? And it was later announced that the character will be played by Gary Carr, who many of you will know from his role as the young ambitious cop Fidel Best on the BBC series Death in Paradise. In the upcoming season 4, Carr will play a singer at an exclusive night club. The character he plays has been described as “a charming and charismatic young man.” One of the producers of the series said that Carr’s addition to the cast “will bring interesting twists to the drama which we can’t wait for viewers to see in series four.” Hmmmmmmmmmm… What could that mean? I think I have a guess.
Here’s the first trailer for season 4, which premieres in the U.S. on PBS in January 2014: