Dust off the chandeliers, ring the bells and wave every flag going! Focus Features have released a teaser trailer for next year’s Downton Abbey and we have the feels.
First announced in July and filmed between August and November, Downton Abbey is the cinematic upscale of ITV’s television series of the same name, which aired across the globe between 2010 and 2015.
The series told the story of Yorkshire’s Crawley family from 1912 right through to 1925, with every episode written by Gosford Park‘s Julian Fellowes. Little is known yet about the new film’s plot but it is expected to pick up not so far from where the series concluded.
At its peak, more than 12m viewers watched ‘Downton Abbey’ in the UK, with that number matched across the Atlantic in the US.
Released today, the new trailer is dialogue free and tells us nothing new but fans might recognise a few (blurred) faces and shiver as familiar locations appear.
Watch the trailer here…
The majority of the series’ cast are set to return, including Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Brendan Coyle, Jim Carter and Phyllis Logan.
Joining the regulars, Imelda Staunton, Simon Jones and Tuppence Middleton co-star in undisclosed roles, whilst Geraldine James is said to be playing Queen Mary and Kate Phillips her daughter, the Princess Royal.
A full trailer has been promised soon but fans will have to wait until 13 September to see the film itself.