The first full-length trailer for the new “Downton Abbey” movie is finally here!
Fans of the British historical period drama will be thrilled to once again see Lady Mary and her family members bustling about in the Crawley castle. Now we get to follow along as they adjust to life in a new era.
The movie, set in 1927 — about a year and a half after events in the television finale — finds the aristocratic clan surprised by news that the king and queen of England will visit Downton. The castle’s servants quickly begin preparing for the royals’ arrival.
The new trailer finds original stars Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Allen Leech, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Michael Fox and more all together again.
It also finds Lady Mary — whose hair is now in a new sleek, modern bob — appealing to longtime butler Charles Carson (Jim Carter) to return to the family estate. Before long, he’s seen strolling up the estate’s long, familiar pathway.
“Since the series ended, fans of Downton have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter,” Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski previously said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of Downton to the big screen next September.”
The movie was written by series creator Julian Fellowes and directed by Michael Engler, whose small-screen work includes directing episodes of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Empire.” He’s also helmed several episodes of “Downton Abbey,” including the Christmas special in 2015.
“Downton Abbey” hits theaters on Sept. 20. Watch the trailer in the video above!