Calling all Downton Abbey fans, the anticipated trailer for the film adaptation of the hit ITV series has finally been revealed!
Julian Fellowes, creator of the series, has written the screenplay for the film, and is also the co-producer alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge.
The film’s massive cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton. Nearly the entire cast of the original series, which ended its run in 2015, makes an appearance in the movie, except for Lily James (Lady Rose MacClare), who’s busy starring in a forthcoming Beatles-themed rom-com, called “Yesterday.”
Watch the trailer here:
Picking up in 1927, after the series coming to an end on New Year’s Day, 1926, Robert Crawley, the Earl of Grantham, receives a letter explaining that King George V and Queen Mary are coming to stay in Downton, for a royal luncheon, parade and dinner.
With the house’s staff all in a tizzy, they even call on retired butler Mr. Carson (Jim Carter) for his service. With the two Marys locked in a contentious battle for supremacy over the house, will Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery) leave the Downton house? The highly anticipated period drama already has us on tenterhooks!
The film is due to hit the big screens in September this year.
Compiled by Features Writer Savanna Douglas