Courtesy Carnival Film and Television
K.c. Blumm
August 30, 2014 04:40 PM

There’s a fire burning at Downton Abbey and we’re not just talking about the heated passions.

“I feel a shaking of the ground I stand on,” says butler Carson (Jim Carter) at the start of the newly released trailer for season 5 of the hit PBS period drama.

As Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) sums up, “the world is changing,” and the Crawley family and their staff are not immune.

There’s lots happening in the one-minute trailer: Who’s Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) staring soulfully at? Who’s Branson (Allen Leech) kissing? Who’s in bed with Jimmy the footman (Ed Speleers)?

And is Downton going to be lost forever to a fire?

The new season starts this month in the U.K. but stateside fans will need to wait till January 5 for the series’ return on PBS.

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