Peacock has announced Downton Abbey: A New Era, from Focus Features and director Simon Curtis, will begin streaming exclusively on Peacock June 24, 2022.
Downton Abbey: A New Era follows the Crawleys and their staff as they welcome a movie crew and their glamorous stars to Downton for the filming of a new silent movie, while other members of the family go on a grand adventure to a villa in the south of France to uncover a mystery about the Dowager Countess and her past.
With a screenplay by Julian Fellowes and starring the original cast alongside exciting new additions, Downton Abbey: A New Era is packed full of exuberant moments, excitement and humor, tears of joy and sadness and new beginnings for all your favorite characters.
The much-anticipated return of the beloved franchise reunites the original cast, including Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, and Michael Fox.
The cast also includes Joanne Froggatt, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Lesley Nichol, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, and Penelope Wilton.
Before fans return to Downton for the next chapter with Downton Abbey: A New Era they can relive every moment from the franchise on Peacock, with all six seasons of the TV series, the first franchise film from 2019, plus a one-hour special The Manners of Downton Abbey (2016) streaming now.
Peacock also launched the 24/7 streaming channel “Downton Abbey,” built for every kind of viewer, whether rewatching favorite episodes or starting the series from the very beginning.
The screenplay is written by Downton creator and Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes, produced by Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning Gareth Neame and Emmy Award-winning Liz Trubridge alongside Fellowes, and directed by BAFTA and Emmy nominated Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn).
Downton Abbey: A New Era is a Carnival Films production, with Focus Features and Universal Pictures International distributing. Carnival Films is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.
As mentioned above, the film will be available to own with bonus content on Digital June 24 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 5 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
The motion picture will also be available in a Limited Edition Gift Set (See on Amazon), featuring the Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and Digital Code, presented in exclusive packaging along with vintage-style postcards, a photo book and a collectible stainless steel tea strainer with a velvet bag.
DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL FEATURES
Good To Be Back – The cast is happy to be back at the estate and making their next film. Hear what it was like for them to see one another again and learn about their character’s continuing story arcs.
Return to Downton Abbey: The Making-of A New Era – A production as large as Downton Abbey: A New Era takes incredible preparation, people, and craftsmanship. This in-depth making-of piece delves into the work that each department contributed to bring this film to life.
A Legendary Character – Take a look back at the legendary character that is the Dowager Countess of Grantham and see why Maggie Smith was born to play the role.
Creating The Film Within The Film – Take a deeper dive into the making of the film within the film, highlighting the extra research and details that were taken into consideration, from set design and vehicles to the plethora of period-accurate film equipment and props.
Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia – Learn the real history behind Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia, and why it was a perfect vessel to play the cross-channel ferry in the film.
Spill The Tea (Time) – Sit down with Allen Leech (Tom Branson) and Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith) as they spill all the details of what life on the set of Downton Abbey: A New Era was really like.
Feature Commentary with Director Simon Curtis