Focus Features has announced that it is already developing the sequel “ Downton Abbey 2, ” which will continue the 2019 film.
The new film is slated for release in late 2021.
According to series creator Julian Fellowes, the entire original cast will return, with four new additions: Hugh Dancy (‘Hannibal’), Dominic West (‘The Affair’), Laura Haddock (‘Da Vinci’s Demons’) and French actress Nathalie Baye.
Their roles are being kept secret, as is the plot of the new film.
Simon Curtis (“My friend Enzo”) will be responsible for the direction.
Fellowes will rewrite the screenplay for the new film.
“There is nothing better than being home for the holidays and we can’t imagine a better gift than meeting Julian, [o produtor] Gareth Neame and the entire Downton family in 2021 to bring the Crawleys back to the fans, ”said Peter Kujawski, President of Focus Features.
The original film was a huge success, raising almost $ 200 million worldwide.
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