The return to Downton is upon us. ‘Downton Abbey 2’ has formally been confirmed. From the solid to the discharge date, right here’s what we all know in regards to the sequel.
The doorways at Downton aren’t closing simply but. Downton Abbey 2 is headed to theaters in 2021. The story will proceed in a brand-new sequel.
Focus Features introduced that the Downton Abbey sequel is already in manufacturing, so followers received’t have to attend too lengthy to search out out what’s subsequent for his or her favourite Downton characters. There’s already a handful of key info we learn about Downton Abbey 2. HollywoodLife has all the newest updates under:
‘Downton Abbey’ Sequel
Downton Abbey 2 was formally introduced on April 19 by Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski. The sequel went into manufacturing the second full week of April 2021. “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,” he stated in an announcement.
Gareth Neame, the movie’s producer and govt chairman of Carnival Films, additionally stated, “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 reunited with the much-beloved characters of Downton Abbey.”
The highly-anticipated sequel comes practically 2 years after the primary Downton Abbey film. The movie, the primary sequel after the hit sequence, was a field workplace hit and earned over $194 million on the worldwide field workplace. The Downton Abbey sequence ran for six seasons and received 15 Emmys and three Golden Globes throughout its run.
A sequel has been within the works for the reason that first film got here out. “We’re working on what the story is, and when we might be able to make it. But it’s the same as the first time around: We have to try to get everyone back together again. And that was very challenging,” Neame advised The Hollywood Reporter in 2019. “The challenge will be, is everyone available at the same time? Can we make deals with them? That will be the challenge.” After a full yr of working every part out, the Downton Abbey solid has all assembled to movie the sequel.
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes had stated again in January 2020 that he was going to work on Downton Abbey 2 after engaged on his newest sequence, The Gilded Age. “Give us a break, gov. Not until I’ve finished the scripts for The Gilded Age,” he stated after his Winter TCA press tour session a few timeline for Downton Abbey 2, in line with Deadline.
Downton Abbey shall be launched on December 22, 2021, simply in time for the vacations. By the time the film hits theaters, it’s going to have been greater than 2 years for the reason that first film got here out. The yr 2021 has seen film theaters open again up within the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s unlikely the discharge date shall be moved until filming is delayed.
Old & New Faces
The unique principal solid will all return for the second movie, which incorporates Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley), Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith Crawley), Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley), Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates), Jim Carter (Mr. Carson), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora Crawley), Allen Leech (Tom Branson), Brendan Coyle (John Bates), and extra. The announcement didn’t title your entire unique solid that’s returning, however that listing ought to embody Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess. The finish of the Downton Abbey film left the Dowager Countess’ future in query.
In addition to the unique solid, new solid members have joined the roster of the second movie. Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, and Dominic West are set to star in Downton Abbey 2. Character particulars haven’t been unveiled but.
Downton Abbey creator and author Julian Fellowes will as soon as once more write the screenplay for the brand new Downton Abbey sequel. Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge are additionally returning to supply with Fellowes. Simon Curtis, who directed My Week with Marilyn, has joined to direct the sequel.
The first Downton Abbey film adopted a royal go to to the Crawley household and Downton workers from the King and Queen of England and ended with a ball becoming for the Royal Family. Focus Features has not revealed particular plot particulars, however on condition that the second film is being launched at Christmas, there may very well be a vacation aspect concerned.
Jim Carter, a.ok.a. Mr. Carson, revealed in September 2020 on ITV’s This Morning that the solid had seen a script. “We’ve seen it, it’s very funny!” he stated. “It’s got all the same characters in, all the regular characters, and I think the will is – COVID willing – we’ll film it next year.”
At the tip of the primary film, the Dowager Countess confessed to Lady Mary that she’s dying. The Dowager went to London and realized she doesn’t have for much longer to dwell. She named Mary her successor, and he or she made Mary understand that Downton’s legacy wants to stay intact within the years to return.