Downton Abbey Fans, New Release Date For Movie Sequel Confirmed

The flick won't be here in time for Christmas, but it's not all bad news.

Downton Abbey the sequel is on the horizon.

Although the movie won’t be here in time for its original release date – Christmas 2021, a new date was confirmed on Twitter and we’re feeling hopeful.

Delayed by *thankfully* only three months, Downton Abbey: A New Era is set to be released in March 2022, coming to us two and a half years after the first film which took to cinemas in September 2019.

Teasing the first footage of the new and highly anticipated film as well as releasing the title, Cinema Con attendees were the first to see what’s to come this week and well, it’s looking pretty exciting.

With reports stating that there could be a jump between installments, it looks like the next movie could focus on Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and co preparing for a lengthy tour of Europe.

Deadline has also added that although there isn’t much dialogue in the first teaser, they noted that the Crawley family’s former butler Mr Carson (Jim Carter) jokes that, “the British are coming.”


Will we see some new characters when the cast return to our screen in March? Here’s hoping. But one thing that’s for sure is that all our favourite stars will be returning, with the likes of Matthew Goode, Robert James-Collier, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Laura Carmichael and Dame Maggie Smith all returning.

Oh, bring it on. We’ll have our best tea set and good hat at the ready.

Want a recap on the first flick? Here’s the Downton Abbey trailer.