Ever since it was announced that the Downton Abbey cast would be reuniting for a follow-up movie, fans have been salivating at the mouth wondering just when they'd get to see the squad back together. Now, it looks like we finally have an answer to that all-important question.
Focus Features announced Wednesday that the Downton Abbey movie heads to theaters on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, so mark those calendars! However, overseas fans of the series will get to see the film a full week before American audiences — the international premiere date is set for Sept. 13, 2019.
Downton Abbey, which ran for six seasons on PBS (in the U.S.) before ending in 2015, followed the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants near the turn of the 20th century. The show covered major historical events such as the sinking of the Titanic and World War I.
In addition to the OG cast, the film has enlisted the creative team behind the series, including creator Julian Fellowes who wrote the screenplay alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge. Michael Engler, who directed four episodes, will be behind the camera, and Brian Percival, who directed the pilot, will serve as an executive producer alongside Nigel Marchant.
Downton Abbey starred Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Harry Hadden-Patton, Matthew Goode, Sophia McShera, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle, Rob James-Collier, Jim Carter, Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville.