Abbey to come back for more
Abbey of the Julian Fellowes-scripted show.
The eight-part fourth season will pick up in the early 1920s.
Michelle Dockery, who plays Mary, is central to proceedings in Sunday’s Christmas episode.
Lady Mary is never far from the action, Dockery says, because she’s a character who thrives on being unpredictable.
‘‘ She would hate to be boring,’’ Dockery says.
‘‘ She makes wrong decisions and struggles with her heart and her head.
‘‘ What would be perfect (for Mary) would be an heir, and that is what she is longing for.’’ Additional reporting: Albertina Lloyd Downton Abbey, Channel 7, Sunday, 8.30pm Together: Michelle Dockery and Dan Stevens in