The Crawleys are back "” and they have some royal company. Looks like the King and Queen are coming to Downton!
Focus Features have just dropped the trailer that we have been waiting for and it does not disappoint! It seems to pick up a few years after the show signed off. Things have changed since the last time we saw them - it is now 1927 and much more modern.
The Crawleys realize they're going to need more help when the King and Queen announced they're making a visit to the estate and nearby town.
The original principal cast from the TV series that ran for six seasons "” including Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Douglas Reith, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Penelope Wilton and Maggie Smith "” have all returned.
New cast members in the film include Geraldine James, Imelda Staunton, Simon Jones, David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Phillips and Stephen Campbell Moore.
Downton Abbey is set to open in theaters on Sept. 13 in the U.K. and on Sept. 20 in the US. The film's premiere comes three years after the acclaimed British TV show ended. The screenplay was written by series creator Julian Fellowes, while Michael Engler directed.