Fans are eagerly waiting for the release of Downton Abbey’s upcoming launch. This weekend, the sequel picture will debut its first teaser trailer, which will be tied to the film Belfast. Fans are anxious because a significant character is absent in a 15-second teaser issued by Focus Features.
Downton Abbey 2 is a follow-up to the first film. It was aired in 2019 and did well at the box office. Both films follow the tale established in the six-season television series. The fictitious Downton Abbey mansion in Yorkshire is home to the wealthy Crawley family. The Earl of Grantham, Lady Grantham, and their daughters are shown in the play, and so are the staff who serve them, notably former housekeeper Mrs. Hughes and butler Mr. Carson.
The majority of the main cast members from the program and the first film return in Downton Abbey: A New Era. Julian Fellowes wrote the screenplay, and Simon Curtis directed the film.
Here’s all we know regarding Downton Abbey: A New Era till now.
The release schedule for Downton Abbey: A New Era
The official release for Downton Abbey: A New Era was announced on March 18, 2022, by Focus Features.
When the first picture was released, Julian Fellowes began discussing a sequel. Hugh Bonneville, the star, informed BBC Radio 2 in February 2021 that filming would commence after everyone had been vaccinated for COVID-19. He further added that they would love to do it, they are keen to do it, and he believes it is the kind of delightful release of a film like the first one that viewers would appreciate after all of this.
Teaser for Downton Abbey: A New Era
Belfast, which comes in cinemas on November 12, included the first Downton Abbey 2 teaser trailer.
A 15-second trailer peek was released on social media to get followers interested. It includes scenes from a marriage, Lady Mary and Lady Edith in the library, and a quartet playing tennis.
Cast information of Downton Abbey: A New Era
Several of the Downton Abbey cast from the television show, and the first film will return. They are as follows:
- Hugh Bonneville in the role of Robert Crawley, the Earl of Grantham
- Elizabeth McGovern in the role of Cora Crawley, the Countess of Grantham
- Lady Mary Talbot, the eldest Crawley daughter, is played by Michelle Dockery
- Edith Pelham is played by Laura Carmichael
- Anna Bates, Lady Mary’s maid, is played by Joanne Froggatt
- Robert James-Collier in the role of Thomas Barrow, the current butler
- Violet Crawley is played by Maggie Smith
- Jim Carter in the role of Charles Carson, the retired butler
- Allen Leech portrays the role of Tom Branson
- Lesley Nicol in the role of Beryl Patmore, head cook
- Phyllis Logan portrays the role of Elsie Carson
- Sophie McShera in the role of Daisy Mason, assistant cook
- Penelope Wilton in the role of Isobel Grey, Baroness Merton, and Mary’s former mother-in-law
- Lady Rosamund Painswick, Robert’s sister, is played by Samantha Bond
- Bertie Pelham is played by Harry Hadden-Paton
- Matthew Goode in the role of Henry Talbot, Mary’s husband
- Douglas Reith portrays the role of Dickie Grey
- Kevin Doyle portrays the role of Joseph Molesley
- Michael Fox portrays the role of Andy Parker
- Imelda Staunton in the role of Lady Maud Bagshaw, Robert’s cousin
- Tuppence Middleton in the role of Lucy Smith, Tom’s fiancee, and Lady Bagshaw’s heir
The cast of Downton Abbey 2 is getting a few fresh additions. Laura Haddock as Myrna Dalgleish may be seen in the first pictures from the film.
Nathalie Baye, Hugh Dancy, and Dominic West round out the new cast. Their functions are unknown.
The storyline of the new version of Downton Abbey
The storyline of Downton Abbey 2 is unknown; the creator did not even disclose which year the plot is set.
The first movie, set in 1927, depicted King George V and Queen Mary’s journey to Downton Abbey.
The sequel seems to take place not much after that, maybe the following year. Tom marries Lucy, whom he saw during the presidential visit, according to the teaser trailer. She was first presented as Lady Bagshaw’s friend, but it was subsequently discovered that she was her hidden daughter. Tom and Lucy agreed to send letters and get to understand each other at the conclusion of the first film. The courtship seemed to have gone nicely!
According to tomsguide.com, the Dowager Countess of Grantham is expected to die in Downton Abbey’s upcoming release. Violet informs Mary that she is sick in the first film. Maggie Smith is not shown in the teaser trailer, but she will be back in the sequel. The phrase “A New Era” also suggests a transfer of power, maybe from Violet to Mary as Downton’s queen.
A photo of a tiny boat cruising in the ocean with a French flag is also included in the teaser peek. It is also possible that the Crawleys are planning a trip to Europe.
‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ had a different title at one point.
Downton Abbey 2 was the original title, which is hardly the most intriguing title ever! Back in April, Elizabeth McGovern shared a photo on Instagram that revealed the initial plan was for a Christmas 2021 premiere.
The main shooting was scheduled to take place in Hampshire between the months of June to August 2021; however, according to Deadline Hollywood, production started in mid-April. On July 16, 2021, Elizabeth McGovern announced the conclusion of the shooting on Instagram. The title of the film, Downton Abbey: A New Era, was revealed on August 25, 2021.