Return to Downton Abbey in Character Posters for Upcoming Movie Adaptation
Downton Abbey is one step closer to hitting the big screen.
The studio behind the movie released all new teaser posters showing off a first look as fan-favorite characters make their return. Two of the posters feature Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crowley and Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley. Also featured is Robert James-Collier as Thomas Barrow.
Focus Features previously announced the film continuation of the beloved award-winning series will hit North American theaters on September 20. Internationally, the film will debut on September 13.
The television series, which won three Golden Globe Awards and 15 Primetime Emmy awards during its six-season run, took place in the 20th century and followed the lives of the elite Crawley family and the servants who worked in their home.
Though plot details on the film have yet to be announced, the original cast is set to appear in the upcoming film, including Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and more.The DowntonAbbey reunion was teased in 2016, when Dockery admitted that big screen movie was “something I would wholeheartedly consider,” during an interview with the U.K.’s The Telegraph.
Brian Percival, who directed the original series pilot, as well as notable films such as The Book Thief (2013) and About a Girl (2001), will also be returning to direct the highly anticipated film.
“Since the series ended, fans of Downton have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter,” Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of Downton to the big screen.”