‘Downton Abbey’ Casting First Black Character In Season 4 — Report

A ‘very attractive’ musician is coming to ‘Downton Abbey!’ Will he make sweet music with Rose?

Downton Abbey has spent its first three seasons tirelessly exploring the struggles between classes in early-20th-century England, but when the hit soap returns for its fourth season later this year, the Crawleys will learn about a different kind of struggle: relations between races. According to the UK’s Sun, a casting note went out for new-character Jack Ross, who is described as “black and very handsome. A real man (not a boy) with charm and charisma.”

“Overall he should be a very attractive man with a certain wow factor,” the note reads, adding that the actor should “ideally be able to sing brilliantly.”

According to the report, Jack — who is a musician in an exclusive nightclub — will play a key role in the show’s fourth season. When I see the word “nightclub,
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