The director of the upcoming Downton Abbey movie has given some hints about Edith’s storyline.
A continuation of ITV’s hit period drama, the film is is set in the autumn of 1927 and finished filming last November.
32-year-old English actress Laura Carmichael will be back as Lady Edith, alongside Harry Hadden-Paton as her new husband Bertie Pelham.
The final season saw Edith unexpectedly out-rank her whole family when Bertie became the seventh Marquess of Hexham after the death of a relative.
EW‘s preview reveals that the couple’s story is “one of adjustment.”
Downton Abbey movie director Michael Engler explained: “The two of them are adapting to being a married couple and to her being a lady of one of these great houses.”
He added: “It brings with it much more responsibility and protocol than she was raised with at Downton…
“On one level, they’re these modern people in their training and expectations, but then, they are in the roles of these very elevated, cultural positions.”
Carmichael’s co-star Michelle Dockery has promised some “fun moments” between sisters Mary and Edith in the film.
The Downton Abbey movie will be released in cinemas this September.
Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection DVD box set is available on Amazon.