It looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer to catch up on the comings and goings of the Crawley family, because the release date for Downton Abbey: A New Era has been pushed forward again! Originally scheduled to release in December 2021, the film was later moved to March 18, 2022. Now, the latest news is that audiences won’t be able to catch the highly anticipated sequel film until May 20.
While the film’s official synopsis has not yet been released, the teaser trailer (released last November) sees Lady Violet reflect back on a man that she once knew. Now, it appears that she has come into possession of a villa in the south of France.
The original principal cast of Downton Abbey is set to return for the film, as well as newcomers Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, Dominic West, and Jonathan Zaccaï.
Downton‘s creator, Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes, returns to write the film’s screenplay, with Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge back to produce. Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) serves as director.
The original Downton Abbey television series had a six-season run that began in 2010, covering the years 1912 through 1926. The historical drama told the story of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. The show’s first film, which was also called Downton Abbey, detailed a visit by the King and Queen to the Crawley’s English country house in the Yorkshire countryside in 1927.
In the meantime, you can enter to win a trip to the North American premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era, where you’ll meet the cast and receive a signed script! Go here for more information. The sweepstakes, which supports Together for Short Lives, closes on February 19.
Don’t miss Downton Abbey: A New Era when it finally arrives in theaters on May 20.