Pour yourself a cuppa and pull up an expensive, antique chair — at last, the first teaser trailer for the Downton Abbey movie is here.
Titled simply Downton Abbey, the film is an extension of the story of the Crawley family and their servants told across six seasons of television on PBS’ Masterpiece here in America. In the teaser, we see the interior of the Crawley’s home (in a style much like the opening credits in the series) followed by sweeping shots of their grandiose estate – all while a haunting new rendition of the show’s theme (“Suite” by John Lunn) plays.
As early as the series sixth and final season, which aired stateside in 2016, there were rumors of a film. Executive producer Gareth Neame tells EW the idea first started percolating amongst the production team as far back as season five. “We felt we were quitting while we were ahead…We wanted to go while people still wanted more,” he says of the decision to end the massively successful run after six years. “It was a way to sweeten the pill for the millions of fans around the world — the show was coming to an end, but we hoped to put a movie together.”
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SOURCE: EW, by Maureen Lee Lenker