(CBS News) When “Downton Abbey” returns on this side of the Atlantic in January, there will be a few new faces around the stately English manor.
PBS is giving fans a sneak peek at the new characters joining the show for season 4, with some intel from the cast and creators themselves.
In the video below, we meet Tom Cullen, who plays Lord Gillingham, a childhood friend of the Crawleys who serves as a potential new love interest for Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery).
“He’s never managed to settle down,” explains “Downton” creator Julian Fellowes. “Then he comes across Mary and he admires her very much.”
“He’s someone whose heart rules his head,” adds producer Liz Trubridge.
“Downton Abbey” returns to PBS on Jan. 5.
Watch a few “Downton” sneak peeks, below: