After months of anticipation and rumors, we have finally received the good news: a “Downton Abbey” movie is on its way.
The film is said to find the Crawley family 18 months after we left them at the end of the final season, with the beloved characters reuniting at the house for a grand, mysterious event in the Autumn of 1927. Lady Mary, played by Michelle Dockery, is helping oversee her beloved Downton. As well, enough time has passed for Mary to be a mother. The series ended with her marrying Henry Talbot, played by Matthew Goode, and they had discovered that she was pregnant with their first child.
As well, after years of personal tragedy, Edith finally found romantic happiness with Bertie, played by Harry Hadden-Paton, and ended up out-ranking her entire family when his relative died and he became the seventh Marquess of Hexham. As for Tom Branson, he is still running his successful automobile business alongside Mary’s husband Henry.
Two characters whose fates are the most concerning are that of butler Carson, played by Jim Carter, and Violet, played by Maggie Smith. At the series’ end, Carson was forced into retirement due to contracting “the palsy” and actress Maggie Smith is often remarked as getting too far up there in age to appear in the film.
“Downton Abbey” arrives in theaters on September 20.
Here’s the synopsis:
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 house. Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys – even earning a Special BAFTA award and a Guinness World Record for the highest critically rated TV show along the way.