A Season 4 trailer 10-seconds long has been released featuring the voice of Dame Maggie Smith (who plays the Dowager Countess Violet Crawley in the popular drama) speaking as one of the doors in Downton Abbey opens.
Smith is assumed to be speaking to Lady Mary telling her that she has a choice between life and death.
Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary in the drama, is pleased that the new season will find her with several new love interests following the death last season of her husband, Matthew Crawley-played by Dan Stevens.
Lady Mary will be struggling this season to raise her baby son as a single mother.
Downton Abbey has been critically acclaimed since it first premiered on ITV in 2010. It has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film as well as a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie.
The series is also showed in the USA on PBS as part of the Masterpiece TV. Downton Abbey is set at the titled fictional country house in Yorkshire and follows the lives of the Crawley family and their servants.