Full Trailer for Sequel 'Downton Abbey: A New Era' with Maggie Smith
by Alex Billington
February 15, 2022
"Do I look as if I'd turn down a villa in the South of France?!" Focus Features has revealed the full-length official trailer for Downton Abbey: A New Era, now opening in US theaters this May after being delayed from March this year. A New Era is a continuation of the big screen cinematic Downton Abbey story, with the first film opening back in 2019 following the TV series. This new film will see the Crawley family and Downton staff receiving a royal visit from the King and Queen of Great Britain, but that's not it. There's also the buzz of a "motion picture" filming on the Estate, plus a visit to a mysterious villa in the South of France connected to Violet Crawley. What is going on with this villa? The ensemble cast features all the regulars returning again: Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, & Phyllis Logan; joined by Hugh Dancy, Nathalie Baye, Laura Haddock, and Dominic West. I just love how sassy and regal the glorious Maggie Smith is in this trailer - she rules.
Here's the full official trailer (+ poster) for Simon Curtis' Downton Abbey: A New Era, on YouTube:
You can rewatch the first teaser trailer for Downton Abbey: A New Era here, to view the first look again.
From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event Downton Abbey: A New Era. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey down to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess' newly inherited villa. Downton Abbey: A New Era is directed by the British producer / filmmaker Simon Curtis, director of the films My Week with Marilyn, Woman in Gold, Goodbye Christopher Robin, and The Art of Racing in the Rain previously, as well as some TV work including "Cranford", "Freezing", and "Black Box". The screenplay is again written by Julian Fellowes, the creator and writer of the television series of the same name (and the first film). Produced by Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge. Focus Features will debut Curtis' Downton Abbey: A New Era in theaters in the US starting on May 20th, 2022 early this summer season.
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