Title, Teaser Trailer for Second “Downton Abbey” Film Released at CinemaCon 2021

The sequel to the Downton Abbey film, released in 2019 as a continuation of the television series of the same name, has led to plenty of buzz. One of the biggest questions has been if Dame Maggie Smith (Harry Potter's Professor McGonagall) will be returning in the role of the Dowager Countess. More information about the film was revealed at CinemaCon 2021 earlier this week, according to multiple sources, and we now have an answer about the Dowager Countess.

Both WION and an article from The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the title of the film will be Downtown Abbey: A New Era. The trailer shown to convention attendees included “Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. WION adds, “New additions [to the cast] include Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West.”

While the trailer isn’t yet public, this serves as confirmation that at least one alumna of the Wizarding World franchise will be returning for Downton Abbey: A New Era. Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter's Professor Umbridge) did not appear in the television series but had a role in the first Downton Abbey film. An article from the Sun suggests that Staunton will be returning for the sequel.

According to a tweet from the franchise’s official Twitter account, Downton Abbey: A New Era is set to be released on March 18, 2022. (Entertainment Weekly notes that this is earlier than the original release date for the film, December 2022.)



Are you ready for Downton Abbey to continue into a new era? What do you hope to see in the trailer? Tell us your thoughts on Downton Abbey: A New Era in the comments below!


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I am a Slytherin, a lifelong fan of Harry Potter, and a member of MuggleNet staff since 2014. In my Muggle life, I am passionate about human rights, and I love to travel around the world and meet new people.