After several delays leading to increased anticipation, the Downton Abbey sequel is finally here, titled Downton Abbey: A New Era. Ahead of its release in theaters in May, Focus Features released the official full-length trailer, giving audiences a more detailed look as to what to expect from the new film.
The film picks up nine months after the events of the last film, where the Dowager Countess’ (Maggie Smith) mysterious past comes to light and into question after she reveals to her family that she’s inherited a villa in the South of France. Of course, this leads to a grand journey far from the family’s comforts at Downton. Meanwhile, their beloved home has already been discovered by the modern world and seems to appreciate its grandeur after a filmmaker (Hugh Dancy) seeks to make a movie there. The lights and action bring unexpected activity, of course, especially after the arrival of its stars, played by Laura Haddock and Dominic West.
Downton Abbey: A New Era is written by creator Julian Fellowes, directed by Simon Curtis, and produced by Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge. The three newcomers alongside Nathalie Baye and Jonathan Zaccaï will join the sprawling returning cast, including Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Lesley Nicol, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton.
Downton Abbey: A New Era hits theaters on May 20th. Check out the trailer below: