Focus Features has released the new trailer for “Downton Abbey: A New Era.” The upcoming historical drama is a sequel to the 2019 film. Written by Julian Fellows and directed by Simon Curti, the film follows the Crawley family and their domestic servants as they journey to the south of France to uncover the mystery of a newly inherited villa.
A show that is beloved as Downton Abbey only works if the cast make their return to the cinematic sequel. As such, that means Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Lesley Nicol, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, and Penelope Wilton all are back. And just like every sequel, there’s also some new additions to the franchise. Dominic West, Laura Haddock, and Nathalie Baye also star.
Here’s the official plot synopsis to “Downton Abbey: A New Era:”
“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 to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.
Focus Features is set to release Downton Abbey: A New Era on May 20, 2022.