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NYC to see 'Downton Abbey' tea truck ahead of series four premiere

By Kyle Johnson,

Throughout next week, a Downton Abbey tea truck will be driving around the streets of New York City as part of a promotion for the popular PBS program ahead of the fourth series' premiere.

The tea truck can be seen in a different Manhattan spot every day of next week and fans who stop by the truck can get their picture taken with a backdrop of the Highclere Castle, Variety reports. Free tea and cookies will also be passed out to those interested.

The first location for the Downton truck will be at East 14th St at University Place. Each day the truck will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., except on Thursday where it will open at noon to 8 p.m. The truck promotion is only scheduled for New York. New Yorkers interested in visiting the truck can go on Twitter and other PBS social media sites.

The cast of Downton Abbey are also set to begin a media promotion spree as the fourth series premiere date of Jan. 5 approaches.

In addition to a sold out fan event at The TimesCenter and a VIP screening, some of the cast will be appearing on Good Morning America and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (both Dec. 10) and other talk shows.

In November, ITV announced that a fifth series has been commissioned of the popular period drama. The fourth series has already finished airing in the U.K.

Director Gareth Neame said of the new series commission, "We promise all the usual highs and lows, romance, drama and comedy."

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