“Do I look as if I’d turn down a villa in the South of France?”  Lady Grantham and her endearing wit return in the upcoming Downton Abbey movie!

Today, Focus Features revealed the official trailer for the film. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast of the series as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.

Check out the trailer for Downton Abbey: A New Era below.

“Women like us fall into two categories: dragons and fools,” cautions the Dowager Countess in the clip. “Make sure they think of you as a dragon.”

The trailer sets up the premise that Dame Maggie Smith’s character has inherited a French villa under somewhat mysterious circumstances. As the house tries to unravel the past, they’re being spurred into the future: a movie has chosen Downton as its filming location. The clip hints at the drama of everything to come, as both familiar and new characters blend together into a new story.

Downton Abbey: A New Era will bring back the principal cast from the series you love, along with some new additions. New cast members include Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, and Dominic West.

The film comes from Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning producer Gareth Neame and Emmy Award-winning producer Liz Trubridge. BAFTA and Emmy nominee Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) directs. Similarly award-winning creator Julian Fellowes wrote the film, and also produces. 

Yesterday, ahead of the trailer release, the film dropped a new poster. You can check out the poster here.

Downton Abbey: A New Era hits theaters May 20.

Until then, you can get your period-drama fix with the HBO Max series The Gilded Age, which comes from Downton Abbey creator Fellowes.

So, are you excited for the return of Downton Abbey? What do you hope to see happen in the movie? Let us know in the comments below.

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