‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ trailer features film stars and the south of France

The main trailer for the new Downton Abbey film is finally here!

The Downton Abbey: A New Era trailer shows beloved cast reuniting as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.

The second film version of the hit period drama is set to be released on 28 April 2022 and the show’s creator Julian Fellowes claims that another movie could follow.

The 72-year-old screenwriter told the Radio Times magazine: “We were lucky to reassemble our cast. I think for them it’s become a sort of club. They say goodbye, everyone cries and two years later, we’re back at it!”

Fellowes added: “I think each time it’s goodbye, but whether it is or not, who knows?”

The first Downton Abbey film was released in 2019 and proved to be a box office hit and stars Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and Dame Maggie Smith are all reprising their roles in the latest project.

The flick has been filmed at Hampshire’s Highclere Castle last year and was originally scheduled for release last month before the pandemic led to a delay.

It was previously reported that a much-loved character would be killed off in this movie and the scenes would be tear-jerking for fans.

Want to know more about the making of Downton Abbey: A New Era? Read our exclusive behind-the-scenes feature in MiNDFOOD May