The first official photo from the set of Downton Abbey 2 has been released.
The official Downton Abbey account on Twitter shared a look behind the scenes yesterday, commenting: “It’s so good to be back.”
It’s hard to make out who’s who in the teasingly out of focus shot.
However, we’re pretty sure that’s Kevin Doyle as Joseph Molesley on the left, and Robert James-Collier as Thomas Barrow on the right.
Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) and Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith) were previously spotted last month filming scenes in the Essex coastal town of Harwich.
Joining the regular cast are four newcomers to the world of Downton.
They are Hugh Dancy (Hannibal), Laura Haddock (Da Vinci’s Demons), French actress Nathalie Baye (Catch Me If You Can), and Dominic West (Colette).
Dancy was seen on location in costume alongside Michelle Dockery – will we discover that Lady Mary’s romance with Henry Talbot has been short-lived?
He’ll be joined in the Netflix series by Imelda Staunton, who played Maud Bagshaw in the first Downton film.
Meanwhile, you can catch some of your favourite Downton stars elsewhere this year.
Jessica Brown Findlay (Lady Sybil) has been cast in the BBC’s new period drama Life After Life, and Penelope Wilton (Isobel Crawley) is currently filming the third season of the similarly-titled After Life for Netflix.
Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection box set is available on DVD on Amazon.