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FOCUS Features has released teaser trailers for the new Downton Abbey film and a release date has finally been confirmed.
The sequel to the 2019 film has now been confirmed and will be bringing back all the old faces as well as some new ones.
Fans can’t wait for the Downton Abbey 2 filmCredit: AP:Associated Press
When is Downton Abbey 2 released?
Downton Abbey 2 was originally supposed to be released Christmas 2021, and Garreth Neame, the film’s producer, said in a statement in April 2021, “After a very challenging year with so many of us separated from family and friends, it is a huge comfort to think that better times are ahead and that next Christmas we will be reunited with the much-beloved characters of Downton Abbey.”
However, in July 2021, the film’s release date was pushed back to March 2022 but in January 2022 it was pushed back one more time.
The official release date for Downton Abbey will be on May 20 in the US and will be released a month earlier in the UK on April 29.
Downton creator Julian Fellowes has once again written the film’s screenplay, with Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge back to produce and Simon Curtis as the director.
Who is in the cast of Downton Abbey 2?
The original principal cast will all once again return for the second film – which includes Dame Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville.
Other cast members will include:
New faces introduced to the film will include:
The first film was released in 2019Credit: AP:Associated Press
What will happen in Downton Abbey 2?
The full trailer for Downton Abbey 2 was released on February 15, 2022, showing some plot twists are in store for fans.
In the trailer, Dame Maggie Smith’s character, the Dowager Countess, has inherited a villa from an unknown person from her past, a wedding appears to take place and a mystery unfolds.
The initial Downton Abbey film followed a Royal Visit to the Crawley family and Downton staff from the King and Queen of England and ended with a ball fitting for the Royal Family.
When the release date for the sequel was initially announced, Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski said, “There’s no place like home for the holidays, and we can’t imagine a better gift than getting to reunite with Julian, Gareth, and the entire Downton family in 2021 to bring the Crawley’s back home for their fans.”
How can I watch the Downton Abbey film?
The new Downton Abbey film will be released in theaters in the US on May 20, 2022.
Fans can stream the first film on Peacock.