The First Downton Abbey Movie Trailer Is Finally Here

The perfectly-manicured English landscapes, that sweeping instrumental theme song, and, of course, the manor itself are the stars of the first teaser trailer for the much-anticipated Downton Abbey movie.

That's right, everybody: We're finally one step closer to being reunited with Lord and Lady Grantham, Lady Mary, the Dowager Countess, Mr. and Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Patmore, Tom Branson, and the rest of the Downton gang we've been missing since the show ended its television run in 2016. There's even a title card at the end of the trailer to remind you of all the characters you'll find in the film.

There isn't much (well, any) plot revealed in this first look, but we do get to see maids readying the house, what looks to be a parade in town, servants lining up for a big arrival at the front door, and what appears to be a messenger on a motorbike…perhaps delivering important news to the family or staff.

The movie won't hit theaters until September 30, 2019, so we'll surely get more clues as to the story before then. Regardless, just hearing the music again was enough to get excited—and I'm sure I'm not alone. “When the television series drew to a close, it was our dream to bring the millions of global fans a movie, and now, after getting many stars aligned, we are shortly to go into production," said producer Gareth Neame, Carnival Films's executive chairman, in the press release when the project was announced. "Julian’s script charms, thrills, and entertains, and in Brian Percival’s hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen."

The cast has been pretty pumped about the reunion project, too, as evidenced in social media posts from Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) and Joanne Froggatt (Mrs. Bates).

September simply can't come soon enough. Watch the trailer below:

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Published at Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:39:50 +0000