The TV series which kept the audiences captivated for the six seasons is returning to the silver screen with all of its grandeur, this September. It will take you back in the 20th century, in which the original series was set.
The much loved period drama being directed by Michael Engler has teased their fans with the highly anticipated spin-off film with a series of character posters.
The film will pick up approximately 18 months from where the 2016 series finale left off ‘at the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1, 1926’ to be precise!
Downton Abbey’s Christmas 2015 series finale wrapped up with the bombshell that Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) was pregnant with her second husband Harry Talbot’s child.
The newly revealed posters show the characters Lady Mary Talbot, Edith Pelham, Andrew Parker, and Thomas Barrow dressed in costume with the tagline saying ‘We’ve been expecting you.’
Film makers shared the first glimpse at the film back in December, last year when film’s first trailer was released. It did not give away much about the film; however, it took the fans to the Crawley’s residence.
It showed the everyday routine if the staff waiting out in at the front for an arrival or departure, the sweeping visuals of the interior and exterior of the estate, and also the familiar musical cords. It seems like other details will be coming out soon as the release date nears.
With the newly released posters, its seems like the estate is all set for some grand party, the ladies of the family are all dolled up in the posters. Including the staff, who have taken out the crystal ware and cutlery, dressed in the best possible way!
Lady Edith, played by Laura Carmichael looks chic in nude beaded gown and evening gloves. While Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary is also dripping in jewels wearing a party gown.
The downstairs staff is shown with Thomas Barrow (played by Robert James-Collier) polishing a glass and Andy Parker (Michael C. Fox) in his footman finery holding the silverware. They have been waiting for dinner, haven’t they!
This period-drama series ran for six seasons between 2010 and 2015 and have won several awards including Emmys and Golden Globes, which means the upcoming film has much higher stakes for pleasing the fans.
The film is slated for a European release on September 13, 2019, and US release on September 20, 2019.