New DOWNTON ABBEY 2 Trailer Takes Crawleys To France (VIDEO/POSTERS)

The Crawleys are back in DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA, with all new secrets and Dowager Countess zingers. It opens May 2022.

The new Downton Abbey movie looks completely excessive and unnecessary and I am totally here for it!

After a conclusion for the first feature film that really seemed like a capper on the Downton saga, the inevitable sequel (following the first’s smash box office success) is Downton Abbey: A New Era. By the looks of the new trailer, it lives up to that billing in more ways than one.

Not only is Downton-favorite the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) back — which was far from a foregone conclusion — but she has a secret from her past that leads the Crawley family on an adventure to the south of France.

Then, in the film’s apparent B-story, Hollywood invades the Abbey to use it as a location for a “talkie” in the early days of cinema. Both stories seem ripe for Anglophile fun and intrigue like only creator / writer Julian Fellowes can conjure.

Along with the full cast returning, Dominic West and Hugh Dancy are among the newcomers who are along for the meta-narrative of using the Abbey as a film set locale.

Directed by Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn, Woman in Gold), Downton Abbey: A New Era opens exclusively in theaters on May 20, 2022.

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