“Downton Abbey” is heading again to the massive display screen!
A second “Downton Abbey” movie is on the way in which, and it’ll hit theaters simply in time for the vacations this 12 months on Dec. 22.
“After a really difficult 12 months with so many people separated from household and pals, it’s a big consolation to assume that higher instances are forward and that subsequent Christmas we shall be reunited with the a lot beloved characters of Downton Abbey,” producer Gareth Neame mentioned in a press release.
The plot of the sequel remains to be below wraps, however the authentic principal solid is about to return. Julian Fellowes, who wrote and created the TV sequence, may even return to jot down the sequel’s screenplay.
Along with the acquainted faces, a number of new solid members may even be a part of, together with “Hannibal” star Hugh Dancy and “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Laura Haddock, in addition to British actor Dominic West, recognized for his roles in “The Wire” and “The Affair,” and French actor Nathalie Baye.
The primary “Downton Abbey” movie in 2019 adopted the Crawley household and the Downton employees as they ready for a royal go to from the king and queen of England. That movie’s storyline started in 1927, selecting up a couple of 12 months or so after the TV sequence finale.
Earlier this 12 months, Hugh Bonneville, who performed Robert Crawley within the sequence and the primary movie, teased the potential of a sequel.
“Right here’s the deal, if everyone who is obtainable a vaccine takes a vaccine, we are able to make a film, we’ll make a film,” he mentioned in a February interview with the BBC’s “The Zoe Ball Breakfast Present,” based on Selection.
“There’s a factor known as coronavirus knocking round, and till that’s below management in a wise method, we aren’t going to have the ability to get all these geese in a row. Mixing my metaphors right here,” he mentioned.
“However there’s actually the intention to do it,” Bonneville added. “We’d like to do it, we’re determined to do it, and I believe it’s the form of pleasurable launch of a film like the primary one was, that audiences would take pleasure in in any case of this mess we have now been by way of.”