The plot of the Downton Abbey movie has finally been revealed 5 months ago

The plot of the Downton Abbey movie has finally been revealed

Downton Abbey closed its doors for the seemingly final time on Christmas Day in 2015.

The historical drama, which ran for five seasons, first began the day after the Titanic sank in 1912 before taking fans through the events of World War I, and bidding its final farewell in 1925.

But in good news for Downton Abbey fans, there is a movie on the way later this year - and now more details about what fans can expect has been revealed.

According to Varietythe film - now set in 1927 - will see the Crawley family and their army of maids, butlers and cooks thrown into a bit of chaos with a royal visit looming.

Yes, that's right: King George V and Queen Mary are coming to visit the Crawleys'  Yorkshire estate.

But in the wake of the Great Depression and the aftermath of World War I, the estate is being run by fewer servants. So, they decide to ask Casron, the retired head butler, to return and get things in "ship-shape".

 

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We can't wait for the full trailer to drop.

A number of familiar faces - including Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville - are set to return for the big screen adaptation of Downton Abbey. 

The movie was written by series creator Julian Fellowes. He will be one of the executive producers, alongside Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge and Nigel Merchant.

Brian Percival, who directed the pilot, is set to direct.