By the way, the show premiered much lower than last year, 0.9 in the demo vs. 1.3 last year. Meanwhile, The Voice (with Ariana Grande as a new judge) had a 1.1, down only slightly from a 1.2 last year.
Josh O’Connor stabbed himself in the forehead with his Emmy. He totally seems like that guy.
More in his Variety profile:
"Dark Shadows" had a countess too -- Josette's aunt, Countess Natalie du Pres. But that actually sorta made sense, as she appeared in 1795, and she was from Martinique. Nonetheless, she was just Grayson Hall in a big hat with a deck of tarot cards.
I never could quite grasp where her title came from. Her brother, Andre du Pres, didn't seem to have a title, which indicated she'd married a count, perhaps, at some point. But she used her maiden last name on the show.