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'Downton Abbey' Season 4: Multicultural Characters Set To Hit Show?

Just off an impressive season three finale, the Primetime Emmy award-winning masterpiece "Downton Abbey" has continued to garner the attention of millions of viewers across the world. Many fans continue to scour the internet for the latest scoops on the popular series. The most recent buzz involves "Downton" creator, Julian Fellowes, who recently made a revelation regarding a multicultural cast.

By Bobby Pollier, EnStars on Nov 14, 2012 03:53 PM EST
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Just off an impressive season three finale, the Primetime Emmy award-winning masterpiece "Downton Abbey" has continued to garner the attention of millions of viewers across the world. Many fans continue to scour the internet for the latest scoops on the popular series. The most recent buzz involves "Downton" creator Julian Fellowes, who recently made a revelation regarding a multicultural cast. 

According to The Daily Telegraph, Fellowes stated that he would fancy adding either African-American or Indian characters into the highly followed series.

"Oh I think that's a rather good idea. You have to work it in a way that is historically believable, but I am sure we could do that.  [The show] certainly ought to have an Indian character from that period," he explained.

If "Downton Abbey" does indeed diversify its cast of characters, the show would somewhat mimic BBC's other period drama, which is titled "Upstairs Downstairs."

"Midsomer Murders" is no stranger to such a move as well.  The popular ITV program recently made a decision to feature a family in their program of Asian descent. 

The respective announcement had come one year after creator and producer Brian True-May voiced his opinion on the shortage of minorities in his series, coining it "the last bastion of Englishness."

In other news on the "Downton Abbey" front, First Lady Michelle Obama recently wrote to ITV with a rather interesting request; to receive an advance DVD copy of the series prior to its Season 3 January release in the U.S., in which the network obliged.  However, ITV is hoping that Obama can keep its outcome confidential.

Taking place in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey, the series chronicles the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family during the post-Edwardian era and revolves around historic events that took place during that respective time period. 

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