'Downton Abbey' Season 3 Preview: Kisses, Whispers And More (VIDEO)

09/06/2012 08:46 am ET

"Downton Abbey" Season 3 doesn't premiere in the US until January 6 (yes, groan, we know), but our friends in the UK get new episodes starting September 16. Good thing we have promos from ITV to tide us over during our very long American wait.

The new trailer is ripe with drama. With a chorus singing "Perfect Day" in a very dramatic fashion, viewers get glimpses at the heartache, lust, woes and so much more that makes up "Downton Abbey." There's a good amount of tears, hand kissing, regular kissing and quick looks and whispering.

"Nothing succeeds like excess," the Dowager Countess says to Lady Mary. Truer words have never been spoken, Countess.

Take a look at the trailer and images from the first episode below.

'Downton Abbey' Season 3

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