The Downton Abbey movie sequel release date has been pushed back

Publish Date
Friday, 28 January 2022, 9:58AM

It has been two years since fans were treated to the return of the beloved period drama Downton Abbey in feature-length form - and the official word around the manor is viewers will have to wait a bit longer to see the film's sequel.

When the long-running series left our screens in 2016, fans of Downton Abbey were delighted to see all of our favourite characters from the original TV show, including Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville), Violet Crawley (Maggie Smith), Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery), Anna Bates (Joanne Froggatt) and Cora Crawley (Elizabeth McGovern), return to the big screen.

And in just a few months time fans will be reunited with the much-loved characters in the sequel Downton Abbey: A New Era. 

Due to be released on March 18, Focus Features has pushed back the film's release by 2 months.

The sequel will now be released on May 20.

In Downton Abbey: A New Era, the aristocratic Crawley family go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess' newly inherited villa on the French Riviera.

In keeping with Downton's famously sumptuous style, fans can also expect plenty of dazzling glitz and glamour, some jazz and an opulent wedding.

We can't wait!