Posted: 11:13 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
By Elisabeth Kramer
Brace yourselves, Downton Abbey fans. Lady Sybil’s back from the dead and she’s headed to — drumroll, please — The CW. Jessica Brown Findlay, the actress who portrayed the most lovable Crawley sister for three seasons, will star in upcoming series Labyrinth, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Funny enough, Jessica’s new gig is another period piece. Between Jess and Dan Stevens, we’re not quite sure what to make of Downton actors and actresses leaving the show just to wear a corset elsewhere.
According to EW, the four-hours miniseries also features Sebastian Stan (Jefferson/The Mad Hatter from Once Upon a Time) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy acts again!). Jumping back and forth between modern and medieval France, Labyrinth chronicles the lives of two young women living centuries apart but whose destinies intertwine as they search for the Holy Grail.
Jessica plays 17-year-old Alaïs whose father gives her a book in the year 1209 that he claims holds the secret of the Grail. (Lord Grantham does have an extensive library…)
Labyrinth is adapted from Kate Mosse’s New York Times bestselling novel of the same name published in 2005. A release date for the TV version has yet to be announced. We just hope it’s after Downton’s latest season concludes on February 23. We’d hate to pick a side.
Source: Entertainment Weekly