The upcoming year would be an exciting one for fans of “Downton Abbey.” The award-winning PBS Masterpiece drama is set to be released in big screens worldwide.
With Michael Engler as the director, the filming of the movie had already commenced in September.
The Emmy-nominated director has worked in the production of popular TV series like “Sex and the City” and “30 Rock.”
Engler will be leading the actors of the movie version of “Downton Abbey” as they come together again to present the members of the Crawley family who lived in the majestic Grantham Estate.
Besides presenting the lives of these members of the high society, their servants’ life journey working for the family were also included in the presentation.
The followers of the TV drama will witness the original cast like Maggie Smith appearing as Dowager Countess of Grantham once more.
Elizabeth McGovern will reprise her role as Lady Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, the wife of Robert Crawley, the Earl of Grantham, who will be played again by Hugh Bonneville.
Matthew Goode returns as Henry Talbot while Michelle Dockery will portray Lady Mary Crawley again.
Gareth Neame, executive producer of “Downton Abbey,” described the film as a homecoming to the well-received characters and witnessing them deal with new life scenarios.
He cited that the movie would be an ideal concoction of romance, comedy, and drama which had been the famous TV series’ centerpieces.
“Downton Abbey” spanned 12 years as a British TV drama. It ran for six seasons from 2010 to 2015.
Set in the 20th century during the reign of the British monarch, King George V, the prominent show entertained its audiences about the different social classes in the fictional English estate named Downton Abbey.
This aristocratic country house, which is based in breathtaking Yorkshire county, presented the life of the Earl and Countess of Grantham and their family.
Creators of “Downton Abbey” had their hard work paid off as they received three Golden Globe Awards.
In addition, they garnered 15 Primetime Emmy accolades within the six-season airing of the program.
On Friday, Focus Features has unveiled the first official trailer of “Downton Abbey.”
It begins with the introduction meant to stir excitement to its fans: “Next year, you are cordially invited to the motion picture event only in theaters – Downton Abbey.”
The movie is expected to be in international cinemas by September 13, 2019, and in the United States one week after that premiere date.