Downton Abbey’s fourth season won’t be airing in the U.S. until 2014, but already ITV and PBS are releasing teaser photographs of the cast in character.

Allen Leech as Branson with his daughter Sybil

When Downton Abbey returns the widowed Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and the widowered Branson (Allen Leech) will be raising their children on their own. Their significant others, Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) and Sybil (Jessica Brown Findlay), respectively, met untimely ends last season that had less to do with intended character arcs, and everything to do with the actors looking to branch out from the British Masterpiece Theatre series.

Sophie McShera as Daisy

Though Downton Abbey will not be returning a couple of its stars, its welcoming a number of new characters, including Daisy Lewis as baby Sybil’s nanny, Gary Carr as jazz crooner Jack Ross, Lily James as Lady Rose, Tom Cullen, Nigel Harman, Dame Harriet Walter and others. Most notably, however, is Paul Giamatti’s involvement in the series as Cora’s (Elizabeth McGovern) brother Harold Levinson.

Lily James as Lady Rose

Downton Abbey will premiere in the U.K. in September. It’ll premiere Jan. 5, 2014 in the United States.

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Watch Downton Abbey: The Cast on Hopes for Season 4 on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.

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