Downton Abbey: A New Era is the second feature length film which has come from the historical drama series, Downton Abbey. The first film was released in 2019 and raised a revenue of $194 million against its $20 million budget.
The sequel, which was initially set to be released in March of 2022, has now been delayed to May 2022, adding to the long list of film releases directly impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The film is written by series creator Julian Fellowes and will be directed by Simon Curtis.
The sequel will tell the tale of the Crawley family and their household travelling to the French Rivera to visit the villa inherited by the Dowager Countess, played by the incomparable Maggie Smith.
The cast of Downton Abbey returns for the sequel feature length film and includes Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Lesley Nicol, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton and Maggie Smith.
Additions to the sequel cast consist of Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, Dominic West and Jonathan Zaccaï.
The new release date will give the film a considerable amount of critical attention, with the film now being screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
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Written by Mansour Shukoor