We are headed back to Downton, Focus Features has officially announced that the Downton Abbey sequel has started production with the original main cast returning.
It was also revealed that Downton Abbey 2 will be released in theaters on December 22nd, 2021. The series originally premiered on the British network ITV, and made its way to American audiences. It became a much-talked-about series thanks to its compelling storytelling, superior character development, and writing that excelled made it an undeniably great series.
The first film followed a royal visit to the Crawley family and Downton staff from the King and Queen of England. It’s unclear what the plot for the sequel will entail. Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has returned to write the film’s screenplay, with Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) directing.
In addition to the original cast, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, and Dominic West will be joining the sequel.
Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski said in a statement,
“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.”