We are thrilled to announce that ITV has commissioned a third series of Downton Abbey.
The new series will be set in 1920 and 1921, and the drama will cover a period of 18 months in the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them.
Audience figures for the second series have increased by over 21 percent on the first, with an average of 11.5 million viewers watching the first six episodes – making it the most popular drama series on UK television for over 10 years.
For now, as the second series draws to a close, don't forget to look forward to the Downton Abbey Christmas Special.
Come back to ITV.com for more exclusive previews, pictures and behind-the-scenes video.