You hear that?
That's the sound of period drama fanatics and their grandmas rejoicing at the news that the Downton Abbey movie is getting a sequel.
The Crawleys will return to the big screen in the follow up film, Downton Abbey: A New Era, as was confirmed this week by the title's official Twitter account. Although it has yet to be released to the public, an exclusive trailer was also screened this week, giving fans and insiders a sneak peek at the film at Las Vegas's CinemaCon.
So, what can we expect from this new chapter in the lives of everyone's favorite aristocratic family and, uh, their treasured staff?
According to Deadline, "there’s lots of glitz and glamour and jazz, as well as, evidently, a wedding." Ooooh.
And, despite the heart wrenching reveal at the end of the first film (IYKYK), it seems that the entire beloved cast will be reprising their Downton roles, including stars Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, and Elizabeth McGovern, along with a few new faces - actors Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, and Dominic West will be joining the ensemble.
Unfortunately, eager fans (i.e. us) will have to wait until March 2022 for the flick to hit theaters. In the meantime, you can always re-watch the entire series for the fifth time while sipping on some Highclere Castle Gin.
A new era begins. The entire Downton cast is back for #DowntonAbbey: A New Era, with Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West joining. See the film only in theaters March 18, 2022. pic.twitter.com/7w42WOMTl0
— Downton Abbey (@DowntonAbbey) August 26, 2021