‘Downton Abbey’ Gets a Royal Visitor in CinemaCon Trailer

The King and Queen are coming to visit Lord and Lady Grantham

Last Updated: April 3, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

“Downton Abbey” fans got extra reason to be excited as a new trailer for the PBS hit series’ big screen debuted at CinemaCon on Wednesday, with two very special royal visitors coming for tea.

The teaser from Focus Features shows Lord Grantham, his family and staff dealing with the continuing changes of the Roaring ’20s.

Set in 1927, the house is shocked to learn that King George V is on his way – so it’s all hands on deck for the Crawleys, as even beloved butler Carson comes out of retirement to return to the house he kept impeccably in order.

And of course, the Dowager Countess is there with a very sharp question: “Do you have enough cliches to get through the visit?”

Showrunner Julian Fellowes returns to write the script, with Michael Engler directing. The original cast led by Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael and Maggie Smith returns, with newcomers including Geraldine James, Imelda Staunton, Simon Jones, David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Phillips and Stephen Campbell Moore. Carnival Films is producing with Gareth Neame as executive producer.

“Downton Abbey” hits theaters in the U.K. on Sept. 13, and arrives in the U.S. on Sept. 20.

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