‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ official behind-the-scenes book is out now

An official companion book for the second Downton Abbey movie is published today!

Based on ITV’s hit period drama series, Downton Abbey: A New Era is finally out in cinemas.

Set in 1928, the long-awaited sequel finds our beloved characters embarking on a lavish trip to the South of France where they must uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.

To coincide with the film’s release, there’s also a brand new book out and you can order it on Amazon here now.

Downton Abbey: A New Era: The Official Film Companion lets fans take a look behind-the-scenes at the art and making of the new movie.

The official synopsis for the book reads: “The worldwide phenomenon and multi-award winning Downton Abbey returns to the big screen with a movie sequel starring the Crawley family and their household staff—and the Downton Abbey: A New Era: The Official Film Companion is the Downton fan’s front-row ticket to all the behind-the-scenes action.”

We’re told that “in addition to the original principal cast—including Dame Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary, and Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern as Lord and Lady Grantham—fans will gain an unprecedented look at the new Downton characters, including those played by new cast members Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, and Dominic West.”

Providing “an in-depth experience of the magic and elegance” seen in the movie, Downton Abbey: A New Era: The Official Film Companion includes spectacular photographs from the production, interviews with the cast and crew, and fresh insight from Downton Abbey writer and creator Julian Fellowes.

The book is written by English author Emma Marriott, who has previously worked on the official companion to the first Downton Abbey movie, as well as The World of Vanity Fair, and The World of Poldark.

If you want to catch up on the original TV series, the Downton Abbey: Complete Collection DVD box set is also currently on sale here!

In other news, Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville has just joined the cast of The Gold for the BBC.

The upcoming ’80s crime drama is inspired by the infamous true story of the Brink’s-Mat robbery.

Downton Abbey: A New Era: The Official Film Companion is available on Amazon.