New: First Trailer for ‘Downton Abbey’ 4th Season: Watch

Lord of the Manor: Hugh Bonneville in "Downton Abbey" (PBS)

What’s in a trailer?

That’s open to interpretation when you watch this one-minute promotional trailer for the fourth season of “Downton Abbey.”

The trailer began making the rounds this weekend, and it’s getting picked up all over the place from — where else? — YouTube.

Like many another trailer, this one is a collection of clips edited together to tease you, of course — and leave you wanting more.

It will also leave you asking questions that have no answers — mainly, what is the meaning of all the various character pairings in the blink-and-you’ll-miss-them snippets?

And you’ll also notice: A number of the snippets have characters you won’t recognize — the various newbies who are apparently joining the show this season.

The trailer is out now because “Downton” is fast approaching its season-premiere date this fall in the U.K. Here in the U.S., we’ll have to wait ’til winter to see it on PBS.

Watch the new trailer for Season Four of “Downton Abbey”:
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