After releasing a slew of teaser spots highlighting the saucy rivalry between Maggie Smith's Dowager Countess and Shirley MacLaine's imported-from-America character Martha Levinson, the mother of Lady Grantham, "Downton Abbey" has released a full Season 3 trailer that highlights what's to come in Season 3.
The preview hones in on the new, grim financial reality facing the Crawley family. "Are you really telling me all the money is gone?" the Earl of Grantham asks, looking shocked.
"An aristocrat with no servants is as much use to the county as a glass hammer," the Dowager Countess says ominously.
The trailer also features a scene where Anna visits John Bates in jail, trying to figure out a way to prove that he did not kill his wife. "My next idea will probably lead to nothing, and the next, and the next," she tells her imprisoned lover. "But one day, something will occur to us, and we'll follow it up, and the case against you will crumble."
Season 3 of "Downton Abbey" premieres in the UK in the fall of 2012 and will then air in the US beginning January 7, 2013.