'Downton Abbey' Season 4 first picture: Lady Mary and baby George

lady-mary-baby-george-downton-abbey-season-4.jpgITV, the British production company behind "Downton Abbey," has posted the first look at Season 4, which is currently filming in the U.K.

The picture is of Lady Mary ( Michelle Dockery) and baby George and the ITV website teases:

Downton Abbey series four finds Lady Mary mourning her husband Matthew, who died six months earlier in a tragic car crash. Matthew had just visited his wife and new baby George in hospital and was returning to see his family when his car overturned killing the heir to Downton.

Will Mary find happiness again in the new series of Downton Abbey which will be back on our screen in the autumn.

We know that the show is casting a new love interest for Lady Mary, so that should be fun to watch. There are also pictures that caused speculation of the cast shooting Matthew's funeral scene -- they're at a church and his headstone is seen -- but the New York Times reports that "Downton" will pick up six months after Matthew's death, so we aren't sure what the cast is doing at the church in the village.

And if you hadn't heard, Lady Cora's maid O'Brien ( Siobhan Finneran) is not returning for Season 4, which is a major bummer.

Are you excited, "Downton" fans? It returns to the U.S. airwaves in January 2014.
Photo/Video credit: ITV
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