Dan Stevens who has portrayed Matthew Crawley since the first episode of the series, confirmed with the Telegraph, that he will not be returning for a fourth season. Stevens says in the interview, “It is a very monopolising job. So there is a strange sense of liberation at the same time as great sadness because I am very, very fond of the show and always will be.”

The third season of Downton Abbey has already aired in the UK and won’t air in the United States until January 6th and Stevens will be in the Christmas special.

The question we have here at the Pop Culture Principle, is how will his character exit the show? What are you thoughts?


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