Downton Abbey fans have been waiting since December 2015 for another dose of the Crawleys’ drama. And ever since the Downton Abbey movie was announced, it’s been a matter of playing the waiting game. But the official trailer was released today, and it will give you all those good period drama, old-friends, English emotion (or lack thereof) vibes. Watch the trailer above.
Clinking crystal, wind-up clocks, white gloves, horses—it’s all there at the beloved castle. Well, not quite. As Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville, who seems not to have aged one iota since 2015) says to Edith Pelham (Laura Carmichael) and her family, “No maid, no valet, no nanny, even!” Herbert Pelham replies, “It’s 1927, and we are modern folk.” Indeed! What a lark!
The big news for the Crawleys is that the king and queen are coming to visit—not uncomplicated news for them, given the leaner times. That means they’ll need all the help they can get. But brewing in the back of people’s minds is something even bigger: the idea of leaving Downton Abbey for good.
Also appearing in the trailer are Tom Branson (Allen Leach), Cora Crawley (Elizabeth McGovern), Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery, in a very fetching bob), Isobel Crawley (Penelope Wilton), Mr Carson (Jim Carter), Anna and John Bates (Joanne Froggatt and Brendan Coyle), Mrs Hughes (Phyllis Logan), Mr Molesley (Kevin Doyle), and the inimitable Violet Crawley (Maggie Smith). So, all your faves. Highclere Castle and its surroundings look just as gorgeous as ever, and just wait until you hear that sweeping Downton theme again! You’ll be in tears immediately.
Downton Abbey will be in theaters on September 20.