Bates may not have been guilty of murder (either time) on Downton Abbey, but on his new show it's a different story.
Actor Brendan Coyle has left the Crawleys and Anna behind to pursue a life of crime. On Esquire Network's new dark comedy series Spotless, Coyle plays Nelson Clay, a mob boss who apparently generates a lot of bloody corpses and realizes that it would be really handy to have a crime-scene cleaner on his payroll. Watch the exclusive sneak peek above to hear Coyle himself describe the series.
Coyle is best known as the Crawley family's loyal valet Bates on the hit period drama Downton Abbey, which wraps up its sixth and final season this year. Bates has been accused of murder, not once, but twice.
Spotless premieres Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10/9c on Esquire Network