Gary will bring ‘interesting twists’ to the show’s upcoming fourth season.
Downton Abbey‘s position as ‘literally the whitest show on television’ will change in season four, as the British drama is se to introduce its first recurring black character. Gary Carr has been cast as Jack Ross, a “charming and charismatic” jazz musician, HollywoodLife.com‘s sister Deadline is reporting.
Though further details of Jack’s involvement with the Crawleys has not yet been released, it’s safe to assume he’ll have to put up with Rose (Lily James), the only character brazen enough to frequent jazz clubs.
Of course, Jack’s arrival isn’t the only major change in season four.
‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4: Who’s In? Who’s Out?
The biggest difference in season four will be the noted absence of Dan Stevens‘ Matthew Crawley, who died in a car accident at the end of the third season finale. Now a widow and single mother, Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) will have to figure out the next step for herself and her son. Here’s ITV’s official description of Mary’s involvement in season four:
In the next series, alongside all the usual drama, comedy and romance involving the much loved cast of characters, viewers will see Mary adjusting to her life and attempting to move on without the man she loved.
And here’s another surprise: Siobhan Finneran, who fans loved to hate as the delightfully wicked O’Brien, has decided not to renew her contract. (Who will fill her evil shoes now?!)
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for Gary to join the show? What would you like to see happen between him and Rose? Drop a comment with your thoughts and predictions!
— Andy Swift
More ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4 Scoop:
- ‘Downton Abbey’ Shocker: Siobhan Finneran Not Returning For Season 4
- ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4 Pics: The Crawleys Mourn At [Spoiler]‘s Grave
- ‘Downton Abbey’ Casting First Black Character In Season 4 — Report