From mysteries to movie sets… there’s a lot in store for the Crawley family.
We’ve been teased with several clips and photos from Downton Abbey: A New Era over the past few months but now the official full trailer has finally dropped.
The release of the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2019 adaption of the huge successful TV show has encountered a couple of setbacks, but is now set to arrive in Irish cinemas on 29 April.
Discover the mystery, picture the possibilities, experience a new era.
— Downton Abbey (@DowntonAbbey) February 15, 2022
In the trailer, we find out that the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) has inherited a stunning villa in the south of France from an ex-lover – even though she had only spent a few days with him.
“You never thought to turn it down?” her shocked relatives ask.
To which she bluntly responds, “Do I look as if I’d turn down a villa in the south of France?”
Questions begin to swirl about the identity of the mystery man as the Crawley family embark on a trip to see what they’ve inherited.
We then find out that a famous director wants to make a “moving picture” at Downton. Lord Grantham, however, is not happy about it and thinks the whole thing is “a horrible idea”.
The trailer also reveals what’s in store for widower Tom Branson (Allen Leech) – and he’s set to tie the knot with Lucy Smith (Tuppence Middleton).
There are plenty more familiar faces, as well as some new additions including Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West.
The film was due to arrive in cinemas on March 18 but has been pushed back over a month and will premiere on 29 April.
It was originally set to be released at Christmas before being moved to March of this year.
While fans may be little disappointed, creator Julian Fellowes has promised it’ll be well worth the wait.
“I’m pleased with it actually, I think it works pretty well,” he said on ITV’s Love Your Weekend. “It’s a feel-good movie, and I don’t know about you, but I could use a bit of feel-good right now.