The forthcoming Downton Abbey movie, written by Julian Fellowes and directed by Michael Engler, picks up after the events of the BBC series as the Crawley family prepares to host a royal visit from King George V and Queen Mary.
Just like the beloved television series, nothing at the famed Yorkshire country estate happens without a bit of scandal, romance and intrigue in the mix.
In this clip Robert and Cora Crawley, the Earl and Countess of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern), and Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) greet Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael), who has just arrived with her husband, Bertie Pelham (Harry Hadden-Paton), and daughter.
“No maid. No valet. No nanny, even,” Robert says, to which Bertie quips: “It’s 1927. We’re modern folk!”
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 home.
Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, a Special BAFTA award and 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys – even earning a Guinness World Record for the highest critically rated TV show along the way.
The film will arrive in theaters internationally on September 13, followed by the U.S. premiere on September 20.
Watch the Downton Abbey featurette below.