Focus Features has dropped the Downton Abbey: A New Era trailer for Julian Fellowes’ upcoming second installment to the 2019 film, which served as a continuation to ITV’s acclaimed historical drama series of the same name. The film is scheduled to arrive in the theaters next spring on March 18, 2022.
The trailer, which you can check out below, teases the Crawley family’s French getaway as the Dowager’s mysterious past leads them to a grand villa in the south of France. It also continues to highlight the wedding celebration between Tom Branson and Lucy Smith.
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Downton Abbey: A New Era sees the return of the critically acclaimed show’s main cast, including award-winning actress Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern and more. The initial film followed a Royal Visit to the Crawley family and Downton staff from the King and Queen of England and ended with a ball fitting for the Royal Family.
Joining the original cast in the sequel are new cast members, Hugh Dancy (Elizabeth I), Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy), Nathalie Baye (The Young Lieutenant), and Dominic West (The Affair).
The sequel is being directed by BAFTA-nominated director Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) from a screenplay written by Julian Fellowes, who is also serving as a producer along with Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning Gareth Neame and Emmy Award-winning Liz Trubridge.
Downton Abbey: A New Era is a Carnival Films production, with Focus Features and Universal Pictures International distributing. Carnival Films is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.