Words: Steve Brown
The first trailer for the Downton Abbey movie has been released.
The critically acclaimed TV series ended after six series and was the highest rated series in the UK across all channels and built up a substantial global following and racked up 51 Emmy nominations since it began back in 2010.
Fans were left wanting more when the period drama ended and thankfully creator Julian Fellowes was on hand to bring the beloved characters back for a movie adaptation.
The majority of the original cast – including Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith, Matthew Goode and Joanne Froggatt – are all set to return for the big screen adaptation. However, Lily James seems to be absent.
Harry Potter star Imelda Staunton was reportedly signed up to feature in the new movie and we see her character go head-to-head with the sassy Maggie Smith and we cannot wait.
We also see the gay butler Thomas Barrow have a same-sex dance with another man.
The plot follows Robert Crawley, the Earl of Grantham (Bonneville) who receives a letter informing him of an impending visit by King George V and Queen Mary for a royal luncheon, parade and dinner.
Downton Abbey arrives in UK cinemas from September 13, 2019.
Watch the trailer below: