Julian FellowesDownton Abbey returns for its third season, bringing with it all the domestic drama, revealing mores and moving romance for which the popular series is renowned.

Providing a taste of what’s to come, ITV has provided a short synopsis of sorts, teasing:

Series three will follow the Crawley family and their servants into the early 1920s, as they all try and put the hardships of the Great War behind them.

But with an expectation of happier times ahead, you can be sure the coming months will be filled with drama for the Crawley household – this is Downton after all…

Already boasting an incredibly strong cast featuring the likes of Hugh BonnevilleJoanne FroggattLaura CarmichaelRob James-Collier and Michelle Dockery, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Shirley MacLaine has been added to Downton‘s roster of fine acting talent, with the veteran actress set to take on the role of Lady Grantham’s formidable mother, Martha Levinson.

Returning to our screens on 16 September, the trailer for the third season of Downton Abbey can be seen below.