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THIS is the news Downton Abbey fans around the world have been waiting for.
That’s right, the sequel to the 2019 film has now been confirmed and we are here to let you know when it is hitting cinemas.
Fans can’t wait for the Downton Abbey 2 filmCredit: AP:Associated Press
When is Downton Abbey 2 released?
Downton Abbey 2 will be released over Christmas 2021 – although an exact air date is yet to be revealed.
The news of the hotly anticipated sequel was revealed on April 19, 2021.
Downton creator Julian Fellowes has once again written the film’s screenplay, with Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge back to produce.
Director Simon Curtis will direct the sequel.
Jim Carter – who plays Mr Carson – will be back for the sequelCredit: AP:Associated Press
Who is in the cast of Downton Abbey 2?
Fear not, the original principal cast will all once again return for the second film – which includes Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville.
But, we are also being treated to see more star cast, which includes:
The first film was released in 2019Credit: AP:Associated Press
What will happen Downton Abbey 2?
The plot of the new movie is yet to be released.
The initial film followed a Royal Visit to the Crawley family and Downton staff from the King and Queen of England and ended with a ball fitting for the Royal Family.
Gareth Neame, the film’s producer and executive chairman of Carnival Films said: “After a very challenging year with so many of us separated from family and friends, it is a huge comfort to think that better times are ahead and that next Christmas we will be re-united with the much beloved characters of Downton Abbey.”
Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski said: “There’s no place like home for the holidays, and we can’t imagine a better gift than getting to reunite with Julian, Gareth, and the entire Downton family in 2021 to bring the Crawley’s back home for their fans.”
How can I watch the first Downton Abbey movie?
Downton Abbey movie hit UK cinemas back in September 2019.
The film runs for two hours.
If you want to watch it, you can stream it on NOW.