A key character of Downton Abbey will not be returning for the fourth season.
Deadline confirms ongoing speculation that Dan Stevens is not returning.
“A spokesperson for the show confirms that the actor, who plays Matthew Crawley on the hugely popular period drama, will not be back for season four which starts shooting in the UK this winter,” it notes.
Season three ended in the UK in November and a Christmas special which aired in the UK reveals more.
Stevens is currently starring in The Heiress on Broadway.
Season Three of Downton Abbey airs in Australia in February.