Downton Abbey: A New Era is under the production pipeline, and the team has now unwrapped few important details. The upcoming historical drama has received a release date and will make its global release in Spring next year. The sequel received its new title and official release date recently, and teaser footage is now available, which offers a sneak peek into the reunited antics of the Crawley family. Simon Curtis is assuming his directorial position with a screenplay by Jullian Fellowes.
The footage features jazz, glamour, and glitz, and it looks like a wedding will also occur. Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge will be producing the movie. Under the Carnival Films production banner, the film is getting produced.
When will Downton Abbey: A New Era Release?
In Las Vegas CinemaCon, it was revealed that the sequel to Downton Abbey would open in theatres next year. The movie has received an official release date of March 18, 2022. A short clip was also revealed, which offers a view of what the Crawleys are up to. The posh Crawley family is now planning for an overseas trip, with Mr. Carson giving a hearty announcement, “The British are coming.”
The production for the movie had begun on April 12, with the film proposed to complete its production by August. The first movie in the franchise had a gross earning of $194m globally.
Who is in the Cast of Downton Abbey: A New Era?
The lead cast members from the previous movie are returning. It includes Dame Maggie Smith in the role of Violet Crawley. Hugh Bonneville is resuming his role of Robert Crawley, who is the Earl of Grantham. Mr. Carson will be played by Jim Carter again. Michelle Dockery plays Lady Mary Talbot once again, Elizabeth McGovern plays Cora Crawley. There are several new additions to the movie, including Nathalie Baye, High Dancy, Laura Haddock, and Dominic West. The roles have not been disclosed as of yet.
What are the Plot Rumors of Downton Abbey: A New Era?
The new title opens up various new possibilities about the plotline of the upcoming movie. The first movie in the franchise takes place in the year 1927 after the events in the series wrap up. The teaser footage, which was screened at CinemaCon, features the trip of the Crawley family abroad, which could be to Europe. It also hints at a wedding, which could mean that Lucy Smith and Tom Branson may tie the knots. One more possibility for the movie is that it could enter the Great Depression years of the 1930s.
It could hint at new adjustments for the Crawley family, as they will have to adapt to new ways of life. Their aristocratic family ways may be threatened as they try to adapt to the rapidly evolving society. As the new movie is scheduled to release a Spring next year, fans anticipate what the Crawley family has in their share. The plot details are still under wraps. Until then, you can watch the Downton Abbey series and the first movie in the franchise to keep up with the antics of the Crawley family.