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Downton Abbey: A New Era trailer reunites with the Crawley family as they embark on a new journey

Downton Abbey: A New Era will be released in cinemas globally on March 18, 2022.

Devki Nehra
Nov 11, 2021
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A teaser of Downton Abbey: A New Era was released recently, taking the audience back to the sprawling Grantham estate that has witnessed the Crawley family experience ups and downs over the years.

The sequel to the 2019 film, which is an offshoot of the popular TV show, is set to be released in cinemas globally on March 18, 2022.

The brief clip, which opens to the familiar strains of the show's theme song, features Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) take a walk through the mansion's library, them readying for a game of tennis, and Tom Branson tie the knot.

Deadline states that the sequel will see the return of the first film's original cast including Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Robert James-Collier, Phyllis Logan, Sophie McShera, Middleton, Lesley Nicol, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton. Laura Haddock, Hugh Dancy, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West are the new cast members. 

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has written the screenplay for the upcoming sequel. Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge are producing along with Fellowes. Simon Curtis (known for biographical dramas like My Week with Marilyn and Woman in Gold) is attached as director. 

The original TV series followed ollowed the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century. The show garnered three Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, and 69 Emmy nominations in total over its six season run.

The first feature (now streaming on Netflix) focused on how the family and their servants prepare for the royal visit from the King and Queen of England. However, the visit does not go as planned, ensuing scandal and drama. 

Watch the teaser of the sequel here:

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