Fans Are Freaking Out Over the New ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Trailer

It’s impossible to overstate just how much Downton Abbey fans love the show and mourn the fact that it’s over now. The final episode of the series aired in December 2015, and ever since then people have continued talking about the unique appeal of the story. A feature-length film was confirmed in July 2018.

But there’s good news for everyone who’s felt empty without this British historical period drama that captured the hearts of Americans from coast to coast. The movie is coming out soon, and it’s going to be better than ever.

Director Michael Engler promised that the full-length film will focus on one large event and how the beloved characters adjust to it. “Life is settling into these new realities when this event happens at Downton that brings everybody together,” Engler told Entertainment Weekly. “The story line has expanded the scale of it. It takes the things you love about Downton — the romance, the intrigue, the pageantry — and makes it bigger.”

When will the ‘Downton Abbey’ movie events take place?

According to the director, the film will pick up the storyline about 18 months after the last episode left off, around the fall of 1927. The trailer confirms that the Crawleys will be preparing for a visit from a very important guest—his majesty the King, which in this case means King George V (that’s our current Queen Elizabeth’s grandfather). The estate has seen important aristocratic guests before, but never anyone of this magnitude.

The entire family and household staff will be involved in preparing for the visit and all the tiny details (and yes, drama) that go along with it.

The movie version of ‘Downton Abbey will be ‘bigger and better’

Fans fell in love with Downton Abbey for so many reasons, not the least of which was the superb jobs on the part of the actors. The show has the distinction of earning the most nominations of any international television series in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards, with twenty-seven nominations in total. It was the most watched television series on ITV and PBS. The show also won a Golden Globe for Best Miniseries or Television Film.

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And over the years, Downton Abbey has hosted various VIP guests, starting with Turkish diplomat Kamal Pamuk in Season 1. However, director Michael Engler promises that the events depicted in the movie version will be, “bigger and better than ever,” which leaves fans absolutely thrilled with excitement for the film’s release.

They won’t have to wait long—the Downton Abbey movie will hit theaters on September 20, 2019. Until then, there’s plenty of time to binge-watch the entire series (that’s six full seasons) all summer long in anticipation.

We cannot wait to see it this fall!