Watch the trailer for ‘Downton’ star Hugh Bonneville’s new Christmas musical

Netflix has released the first trailer for Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.

Described as “a musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages,” the movie is Netflix’s first live-action original musical.

The cast is led by Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) as a down-on-his-luck toymaker, with Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville playing his boss.

The official synopsis reads: “Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder.

“But when his trusted apprentice (Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (newcomer Madalen Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within.

“From the imagination of writer-director David E. Talbert, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility.”

Watch the trailer:


Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey premieres exclusively on Netflix around the world on Friday 13th November.

The film features original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, and “This Day” performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé.

Hugh Bonneville is expected to reprise his role as Robert Crawley in the second Downton Abbey movie when it begins filming next year.

The 55-year-old actor is also playing Roald Dahl in a upcoming movie about the English children’s author’s life.

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection DVD box set is available on Amazon.