Downton Abbey is Back With More Drama, Pomp and Gay Romance In New Movie
To all the Downton Abbey fans out there, rise from the dead because it’s back. Though not as a show this time but as a movie. However, we’re not complaining. We’ll take what we get. Just a day or two ago, Focus Features released the first full-length movie trailer for Downtown Abbey.
Royal Visits, Butler Problems and So Much More
The trailer see’s the Crawley family in the year 1972, about a year and a half after the series finale was set in, preparing for a visit from the King and Queen of England themselves. This results in the family drama and a need for Carson, the best butler who retired by the end of the show. The film has brought back some of our favorite characters and we’re excited to watch Dowager (Maggie Smith) sass everyone.
The trailer also gave us a look into a certain butler’s romantic life. The show has always showed homosexuality without any fear, but the movie takes it up a notch. Thomas Barrow, the Crawley’s butler is seen kissing a new man in the trailer. Thomas Barrow has had a number of failed affairs in the TV show. The character also struggled with his sexuality and tried to make himself straight. However, the fans are hoping that Thomas’s character will gets his happy ending by the end of the movie.
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For The Folks Who Haven’t Seen The show
First of all, we’re not ready to believe that there are people who haven’t seen the show and secondly even if there are, where have you all been living? Under a rock! But don’t worry we’ve got your back. 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 Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total.
The cast of movie includes Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, David Haig, Geraldine James, Robert James-Collier, Simon Jones, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lesley Nicol, Kate Phillips, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, and Penelope Wilton. The director of the movie is the TV show veteran Micheal Engles and its produced by Focus Features and Julian Fellows.