After the very popular 2019 Downton Abbey movie (which was itself an offshoot of the renowned TV series), comes Downton Abbey: A New Era. In addition to Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, and Elizabeth McGovern, all of the key characters from the original Downton Abbey series will be returning for the sequel.
In addition, a number of additional cast members, including Dominic West, have been confirmed. In addition, we already know the release date for the picture, formerly known as Downton Abbey 2.
Expected Release Date
The good news is that “Downton Abbey: A New Era” will be released on March 18, 2022, as announced by Focus Features. Together with Universal Pictures International, it will distribute the picture. Because to production delays, “A New Era” was originally scheduled to enter cinemas on December 22, 2021.
To ensure that all performers had the COVID-19 vaccine, production takes occur in England between spring and summer of 2021. (via Variety) In a February 2021 interview with BBC Radio 2’s “The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show,” “Downton Abbey” actor Hugh Bonneville disclosed details of the filming. ‘Downton Abbey’: A New Era’ will only be available in cinemas, according to a Focus Films press statement. Although the film will be distributed globally on the same day, don’t expect a simultaneous streaming release.
Expected Casting Members
All of the key characters have returned. This includes Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora Crawley), Maggie Smith (Violet), Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary), and Penelope Wilton (Lady Edith) (Isobel Merton). Meanwhile, Jim Carter (Mr. Carson) will be back on duty, as will Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes), Robert James-Collier (Thomas Barrow), Lesley Nicol (Mrs. (Anna Bates). In addition to Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock and Nathalie Baye, Dominic West has also been added to the ensemble.
According to Deadline, the Crawleys and their devoted staff will go on an overseas excursion. Jim Carter’s Mr. Carson may be heard stating “The Brits are coming,” according to the article. In addition, we may expect a wedding, although we don’t know who will be involved!
The year in which Downton Abbey: A New Era is set is not yet known, although it’s likely to be the late 1800s. No earlier than 1927, as the first film was staged. Because the show’s creator, Julian Fellowes, is now working on HBO’s opulent drama The Gilded Age, fans may be confident that the narrative will be familiar. It’s hard to believe that the first season of Downton Abbey aired in 2010!