A few months ago, the flurry of excitement over the September 2019 release of a Downton Abbey film tripled with the release of “teaser posters” (that are gorgeous) and a cryptic (but just enough) trailer. Yesterday the ‘movie news’ for this beloved franchise revealed more promotional posters. Today, the film drops a full length Downton Abbey trailer that shares more, but still leaves so much to our imagination. Oh, and did I mention, this one is set to be on the big screen!
“We’ve been expecting you.” – Downton Abbey
Before we see the trailer (even though I know we all already have), here’s a look at the official film synopsis:
The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house.
– Focus Features
We also learn that it has a PG rating, which seems to fit in with the context of its TV series presence. If you don’t know what Downton Abbey is, it’s a British TV series that won multiple awards and ran for six glorious seasons. In fact, here’s what Focus Features attributes to the show: “Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys – even earning a Special BAFTA award and a Guinness World Record for the highest critically rated TV show along the way.” It had ups and downs, but made a world fall in love with its setting, the era and these characters. Penned by Julian Fellowes, the show also features an impressive cast including Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonnville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Dan Stevens (who won’t be in the film… *sniff* because of his character’s fate), Jim Carter, and so many more!
Here’s a look at those teaser posters again because *swoon*
I mean… the hair! the costumes! the elegance! the characters! … it all looks to be returning just as we remember, and love.
Downton Abbey Trailer:
First impressions tell me I’m going to adore this no matter what, but I’m also hopeful the film is about hope, and is uplifting (which it seems to be!). This family has been through far too much for this story to be anything but – and really, I think if it is something that isn’t happy, it’s really a disservice to the loyal fans. This is something I think the writer’s and cast both understand.
Love seeing all of the family come together (Edith looks happy); the smile on Branson’s face as he watches his daughter (might he finally rediscover love?); Mary running the estate (please don’t leave!); the usual zingers of Maggie Smith (yes please!); and of course, the return of the one and only Carson. Altogether, this looks magnificent, and the cut of the trailer and its aesthetics are on point. It appears to be giving us all we would want and then some. The feeling the trailer evokes is the state I want the story to leave us in.
Tell me, what are you most excited about? Are you curious about these ‘secrets’ or did you see something missing you hope the film tells us!? Who are you most excited to catch up with? Do you think Edith and Mary are happy!? Comment below with all of your thoughts.Sharing *more* fangirl thoughts on a beloved favorite. Movie News! Downton Abbey Romance and New Reasons to Return. Click To Tweet
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