‘Downton Abbey’ sequel’s trailer is now finally online – watch!

The full trailer for Downton Abbey: A New Era is available to watch online!

Based on ITV’s hit period drama series, the first Downton film was a massive success when it was released two years ago, grossing over $237 million worldwide.

A second movie began shooting this spring, with strict Covid safety measures in place.

While its original Christmas 2021 release date was sadly pushed back until early 2022, fans now have a proper trailer for the movie to enjoy while we wait.

The trailer premiered in US cinemas over the weekend before screenings of new Irish period drama Belfast.

Starring Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey), and Judi Dench (Skyfall), Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical movie is made by the same studio as the Downton films.

Focus Features has now officially uploaded the trailer onto YouTube and you can watch it in HD here:

 

We’d previously been told that the “entire” Downton Abbey cast would be returning, but it’s great to have definite confirmation that Dame Maggie Smith is back as Lady Violet, despite the first movie hinting that we’d seen the last of her.

New stars joining the regulars include Hugh Dancy (Hannibal), Laura Haddock (Da Vinci’s Demons), Nathalie Baye (Catch Me If You Can), and Dominic West (The Hour).

If you look closely, you can spot some of these Downton newcomers in the trailer!

Downton Abbey: A New Era will arrive in cinemas around the world on Friday 18th March 2022.

Have you seen our complete list of all the new British period drama movies coming next year?

In the meantime, the cast have been busy with a number of other projects.

Hugh Bonneville (the Earl of Grantham) has a new Netflix series coming up, as well as a third Paddington movie.

Phyllis Logan (Mrs Hughes) has joined the cast of Guilt for its second season, while Matthew Goode (Henry Talbot) is appearing in 1920s drama The Colour Room, which has just been released in the UK.

And there will be double-Downton reunions in BBC crime series Sherwood, and also 1760s Yorkshire drama The Gallows Pole.

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