The sequel to the Downton Abbey movie is officially called A New Era and the entire cast returns

The sequel to the Downton Abbey movie is officially called A New Era and the entire cast returns


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Focus Features on Wednesday unveiled the official title for their Downton Abbey film sequel – Downton Abbey: A New Era.

The studio made the announcement during their presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, the annual convention where movie studios unveil their slates to movie theater owners.

They’ve also released the official logo and a short teaser, though it hasn’t been released online yet, while also confirming that the entire cast will be returning.

Next: Focus Features revealed on Wednesday the official title for their sequel to the movie Downton Abbey - Downton Abbey: A New Era

Next: Focus Features unveiled the official title for their sequel to the movie Downton Abbey – Downton Abbey: A New Era on Wednesday

First movie: They also released the official logo and a short teaser, although it hasn't been released online yet, while also confirming that the entire cast will return

First movie: They've also released the official logo and a short teaser, although it hasn't been released online yet, while also confirming that the entire cast will return

First movie: They’ve also released the official logo and a short teaser, although it hasn’t been released online yet, while also confirming that the entire cast will return

The short teaser featured the Crawley family and several staff members preparing for an overseas trip, saying: Deadline.

One hears Jim Carter’s Mr. Carson say, ‘The British are coming’, and the images also seem to tease a wedding.

The main cast, including Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern and Laura Charmichael, are all slated to return.

Family: The short teaser featured the Crawley family and several staff members preparing for an overseas trip, according to Deadline

Family: The short teaser featured the Crawley family and several staff members preparing for an overseas trip, according to Deadline

Family: The short teaser featured the Crawley family and several staff members preparing for an overseas trip, according to Deadline

New additions to the cast include Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West, although no details have been given about their characters.

Downton Abbey series creator Julian Fellowes co-wrote the screenplay with Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge, under the direction of Simon Curtis.

Fellowes created the original series that aired on PBS, which ran for six seasons from 2010 to 2016.

Cast: Julian Fellowes, creator of the Downton Abbey series, co-wrote the screenplay with Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge, with Simon Curtis directing

Cast: Julian Fellowes, creator of the Downton Abbey series, co-wrote the screenplay with Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge, with Simon Curtis directing

Cast: Julian Fellowes, creator of the Downton Abbey series, co-wrote the screenplay with Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge, with Simon Curtis directing

The show followed the lives of the Crawley family, who owned a sprawling English estate in the early 20th century, and their servants.

The cast reunited in 2019 for the movie Downton Abbey, which continued the story where the series had ended.

The film was a surprise hit at the box office, earning $96.8 million domestically and $237.8 million worldwide, on a budget of just $13 million.

Family: The show followed the lives of the Crawley family, who owned a sprawling English estate in the early 1900s, and their servants

Family: The show followed the lives of the Crawley family, who owned a sprawling English estate in the early 1900s, and their servants

Family: The show followed the lives of the Crawley family, who owned a sprawling English estate in the early 1900s, and their servants

Focus Features will release Downton Abbey: A New Era on March 18, 2022, only in theaters nationwide.

The sequel will feature only one new film, Unbreakable Boy starring Zachary Levi and Patricia Heaton.

It will also be released a week after the Disney animated film Turning Red on March 11 and a week before the highly anticipated Marvel sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on March 25.

Release Date: Focus Features will release Downton Abbey: A New Era on March 18, 2022, in theaters nationwide only

Release Date: Focus Features will release Downton Abbey: A New Era on March 18, 2022, in theaters nationwide only

Release Date: Focus Features will release Downton Abbey: A New Era on March 18, 2022, in theaters nationwide only

Coming Soon: It will also be released a week after the Disney animated film Turning Red on March 11 and a week before the highly anticipated Marvel sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on March 25

Coming Soon: It will also be released a week after the Disney animated film Turning Red on March 11 and a week before the highly anticipated Marvel sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on March 25

Coming Soon: It will also be released a week after the Disney animated film Turning Red on March 11 and a week before the highly anticipated Marvel sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on March 25

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