THE NAME of the long-awaited Dowton Abbey sequel has been confirmed as the entire cast return for another outing.
Downton Abbey: A New Era will hit cinema screens next March, over two years since the last film was released in 2019.
Fans will be glad to hear that the original principal cast will feature in the second film – this includes Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern and Laura Charmichael.
Downton creator Julian Fellowes has once again written the film’s screenplay, with Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge back to produce.
Simon Curtis directs the sequel set to be released in the UK on Friday, March 18, 2022.
Alongside the usual familiar faces, Dominic West, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock and Nathalie Baye will be joining as new cast members.
An enticing poster shows Downton Abbey stenciled in gold against a black background with the film title beneath.
Focus Features announced the news on Wednesday as they teased a snippet of the upcoming film at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Deadline reports footage showing the Crawley family and their staff preparing for a trip abroad.
The voice of Jim Carter as Mr Carson is then heard saying: “The British are coming,” with hints at a wedding taking place.
The initial film followed a Royal Visit to the Crawley family and Downton staff from the King and Queen of England and ended with a ball fitting for the Royal Family.
The film grossed $194 million worldwide after its release in September 2019.
The popular television show ran for six seasons between 2010 and 2015.