Downton Abbey Season 2

Re-airing Oct./Nov. 2013 on PBS (Limited Local TV Airings)
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Downton Abbey's Granthams and their family of servants have already weathered scoundrels, scandals, and a momentous succession crisis. But by November, 1916, the Great War has rendered everything — and everyone — changed. Even Downton Abbey itself, like its residents, has risen to the call of duty and transformed.

At the war front, life intensifies for Downton's young men in the face of untold horrors. Meanwhile, at Downton, war makes new and often unjust demands. Some rise to its call for a stiff upper lip and a useful turn, and others see change as an opportunity for either growth or exploitation. Far from the trenches, there remains no shortage of scheming, meddling, and dangerous attractions.

As other great houses crumble, a diminished Downton Abbey struggles to prevail into a new era with its residents and its honor intact. Maggie Smith (David Copperfield, Gosford Park), Elizabeth McGovern (A Room With A View), Michelle Dockery (Return to Cranford), and Dan Stevens (Sense and Sensibility) return with an all-star cast to season two of Julian Fellowes' Emmy Award winning drama, Downton Abbey.

Video: Cast Interviews
The stars of Downton Abbey on their characters, war, love and friendship.

Downton Cast Chats
Hugh Bonneville, Allen Leech, Laura Carmichael and Brendan Coyle chatted with fans about season 2 and their characters. Read the transcripts.

Character/Actor Guides
From the Countess to the kitchen maid, meet the new and returning characters of Downton Abbey and the actors who portray them.

The World of Downton Abbey
Jessica Fellowes gives you an insider's glimpse at the style, war and more for season 2.

A Conversation with the Countess
Find out about the fascinating history and inhabitants of Highclere Castle, the real-life setting for Downton Abbey.

Slideshow: Behind-the-Scenes
View on-set photos from all seven episodes of Downton Abbey season 2.

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Lady Carnarvon Chat Transcript
Immerse yourself in the real-life setting of Downton Abbey. Read the transcript of our chat with Highclere Castle's resident Countess, Lady Carnarvon.

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