‘Downton Abbey 3’ Set for Release in September 2025


The highly anticipated ‘Downton Abbey 3’ has officially been slated for global release on September 12, 2025, according to Variety. Focus Features, in collaboration with Carnival Films, is bringing the beloved historical drama back to the big screen, much to the delight of its dedicated fanbase.

Continuing the Legacy

‘Downton Abbey,’ originally a 2019 historical drama film written by Julian Fellowes and directed by Michael Engler, is based on the acclaimed TV series of the same name. Set in 1927, the film depicted a royal visit to the Crawley family’s stately home in Yorkshire. Its success was followed by a sequel, ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era,’ in 2022, which expanded the story into the late 1920s.

Returning Cast and New Faces

The ensemble cast that fans have grown to love will return for ‘Downton Abbey 3.’ Hugh Bonneville, Dominic West, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Robert James-Collier, Joanne Froggatt, Allen Leech, Penelope Wilton, Lesley Nicol, Michael Fox, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Kevin Doyle, Harry Hadden-Paton, Sophie McShera, Douglas Reith, and Dominic West are all set to reprise their roles.

Additionally, new characters will be introduced, including Paul Giamatti, reprising his role from the original TV series, Joely Richardson, Alessandro Nivola, Simon Russell Beale, and Arty Froushan.

Behind the Scenes

Julian Fellowes, the creator of the original TV show, returns as the writer for the third film. Simon Curtis, who directed the 2022 sequel ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era,’ is once again at the helm. The production is currently underway in the UK.

Plot Speculations

While specific plot details remain under wraps, it is known that ‘Downton Abbey 3’ will pick up where ‘A New Era’ left off. The previous film ended with the tragic death of Maggie Smith’s iconic character, Lady Violet Crawley, passing the leadership to her granddaughter, Lady Mary, played by Michelle Dockery. The new film is expected to explore the next chapter in the Crawley family’s saga during the late 1920s.

Production and Distribution

The film is produced by Gareth Neame, Julian Fellowes, and Liz Trubridge, with Carnival Films overseeing the production. Focus Features and Universal Pictures International will handle the distribution, ensuring that ‘Downton Abbey 3’ reaches audiences worldwide.

Fans can mark their calendars for September 12, 2025, when ‘Downton Abbey 3’ promises to deliver another captivating chapter in the lives of the Crawley family and their household staff.

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