This Season Pass includes all current episodes and will include future episodes after broadcast date as they become available. Unedited UK edition. The Great War is over and the long-awaited engagement of Lady Mary and Matthew is on,but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues,and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. The all-star cast including Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess of Grantham, returns and welcomes guest star Academy Award®-winner Shirley MacLaine. Written and created by Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey is a Carnival Films and Masterpiece coproduction.