Finally, a title to the highly anticipated sequel to Downton Abbey has been released, and it doesn’t disappoint. Focus Features and Carnival Films announced the official new title Downton Abbey: A New Era. The film will be released in the United States along with a global release on Friday, March 18, 2022.
It has been a little over two years since the first trailer to Downton Abbey was released, and there was plenty of excitement to go around, and there seems to be just as much excitement for its sequel.
The original cast, including Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Laura Carmichael, and more, are returning to reprise their roles alongside new cast members, Hugh Dancy (Hannibal), Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy), Nathalie Baye (Catch Me If You Can), and Dominic West (The Wire). The creator of the series, Julian Fellowes, will write the sequel’s screenplay, but a different director from the first film will direct. Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) is directing the sequel.
The first film follows the King and Queen of England’s visit to the Crawley family and Downton staff. The plot of Downton Abbey: A New Era, however, is still unknown, but it is sure to be filled with lots of tea, fun, and of course, tons of drama.