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Downton Abbey: A New Era reunites the original principal cast. In addition to the original cast, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West have joined the cast.
Downton creator Academy-Award® winner Julian Fellowes once again wrote the film’s screenplay, with Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning Gareth Neame and Emmy Award-winning Liz Trubridge back to produce with Fellowes. BAFTA and Emmy nominated director Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) has joined the filmmaking team to direct the sequel.
We last saw the Crawley family in the first Downton Abbey film, where the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepared for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the king and queen of England unleashed scandal, romance and intrigue — leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance.
A New Era Film Synopsis
While we don’t have an official synopsis, based on the trailers the Dowager Countess reveals that she has inherited a villa in the south of France from an old flame, with the Crawley family going off on holiday to stay at the grand establishment. We also see Tom Branson marrying Lucy Smith.
Downton Abbey: A New Era premieres exclusively in theatres May 20, 2022.