Hip hip hooray Matthew's dead
Things are much better for the creators now Matthew is dead. Producer Gareth Neame, who along with Fellowes, stated publicly that he didn’t want Dan Stevens to leave the show, says things have turned out rather nicely, actually.
“In drama sometimes what seems like the absolute worst thing that could happen can be a great opportunity, if you spin it 180 degrees the other way. The predicament Mary Crawley is in for the fourth series is far more dramatically powerful and interesting than if Matthew were alive. It will engage audiences more than their relationship would have done.” Well he would say that wouldn't he? Poor Matthew…*Sniff*.