‘Downton’ creator’s ‘The Chaperone’ movie premieres on PBS next month

PBS will air Julian Fellowes’ new period drama movie The Chaperone in November.

Set in the 1920s, the first ever ever feature film from Masterpiece on PBS has been adapted from Laura Moriarty’s best-selling American novel by the creator of Downton Abbey.

Downton fans will recognise the movie’s star, American actress Elizabeth McGovern, best known as Lady Cora Grantham.

The connections don’t end there – The Chaperone is also directed by Michael Engler, who helmed the recent Downton Abbey movie!

Watch the trailer:

The synopsis reads: “When the opportunity arises for Louise Brooks (Haley Lu Richardson) to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe, her mother insists there be a chaperone.

“Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern), a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise to New York for a surprising, whirlwind summer.”

The Chaperone gets its TV premiere on Sunday 24th November at 9pm on Masterpiece on PBS.

Elizabeth McGovern recently revealed that she might not return as Cora in the sequel to the Downton Abbey movie.

The Chaperone is available on DVD on Amazon.