‘Downton Abbey’ sequel trailer teases southern France adventure

The British are coming back… back!

Focus Features has released the trailer for “Downton abbey: In New Era »Monday and at first glance, the Crawleys will storm the south of France.

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The sequel to “Downton Abbey” comes two years after the original film and five years after the six-season hit TV series ended. The trailer teases the second marriage of Tom Branson (Allen Leech) and includes a confession from Maggie Smiththe Dowager Countess.

“Years ago, before you were born, I met a man,” said the countess. “And now I have come into possession of a villa in the south of France.”

“What?” exclaims Lady Mary Crawley, amazed at Michelle Dockery.

Other plot details are kept under wraps, but the film takes place after the events of the first film, which centers on House Crawley preparing for a royal visit from King George V (Simon Jones) and Queen Mary (Geraldine James) ).

“And with that, I wish you good night and let you discuss my mysterious past,” the Countess said timidly at the end of the trailer.

Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Phyllis Logan, Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Lesley Nicol, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton are also back for more. Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, Dominic West and Jonathan Zaccai join the cast.

The original TV series garnered 69 Emmy nominations and 15 wins, including three Supporting Actress trophies for Smith and one for an Outstanding Miniseries or Movie.

Downton Abbey: a new eraIs directed by Simon Curtis and written by series creator Julian Fellowes. Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge are the producers. The film, which hits theaters on March 18, is produced by Carnival Films and Focus Features.

Watch the trailer below.

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