Naturally North America will have to wait a little extra, but the studio behind ‘Downton Abbey’ has confirmed a premiere date for the next season of the popular drama. The next season, season five, will premiere in the UK on September 21 at 9PM local-time.

For those of us that live in the U.S. we will have to wait until the show premieres early next year, specifically on January 4, 2015. The new season of the period-drama is looking to be one of the most exciting to-date, Ramsay MacDonald is set to be the first British Labour Prime Minister.

There are a few characters that will be still be in mourning (no spoilers if you haven’t seen Season Four yet) and the aftermath of those tragic events are sure to be dealt with in the early stages of season five.