This Downton Abbey behind-the-scenes featurette has us SO excited for the movie 4 weeks ago

This Downton Abbey behind-the-scenes featurette has us SO excited for the movie

There's not long left to go until Downton Abbey opens its doors again.

With the film set to hit Irish cinemas in just a few weeks (September 13, FYI), film bosses have given fans a behind-the-scenes look at the highly-anticipated Downton Abbey film.

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.

The 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".

 

The featurette gives fans insight into the production of the film, as some of the key cast members - like Michelle Dockery, Allen Leech and Jim Carter - share their thoughts on the film.

And it sounds like Downton is going to be more glorious than ever.

The movie stars Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, and David Haig.

Geraldine James, Robert James-Collier, Simon Jones, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lesley Nicol, Kate Phillips, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton are all also returning for the film.

Downton Abbey is out in cinemas in Ireland on September 13.