Downton Abbey sequel teaser trailer released

The second film will be released next year.

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by Lorna White |

Following the huge success of the ITV period drama, Downton was transported to the big screen back in 2019, and now, the Downton Abbey sequel has been confirmed and will be released March 18, 2022.

Originally, film producer Gareth Neame suggested the exciting announcement would give Downton fans something to look forward to at the end of the difficult year we've all had.

"After a very challenging year with so many of us separated from family and friends, it is a huge comfort to think that better times are ahead and that next Christmas we will be re-united with the much-beloved characters of Downton Abbey," he said.

However the release of the new film has been pushed back by three months to March 18.

The new film, officially named Downton Abbey: A New Era is set to see all of our favourite characters return, including Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Penelope Wilton, Jim Carter and Hugh Bonneville to name a few.

Downton Abbey 2 teaser trailer

After so long, we're excited to share the teaser trailer of the new film which transports us back to the 1920s.

You'll spot favourites Lady Mary Crawley and Tom Branson, plus it looks like chauffeur Tom has married maid Lucy Smith following the death of his first wife, Lady Sybil.

A longer trailer will be released in cinemas this weekend.

Talks of the sequel began last year when Downton star Jim Carter teased fans with an exciting update. Appearing on This Morning, Jim, who plays Carson, revealed that there is a script and there are hopes to start filming next year!

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"We've seen a script, a script for a second film is there, we've seen it," he said. "It's very funny, it's got all the same characters in, all the regular characters."

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