Peacock has announced that the latest film in the Downton Abbey series, Downton Abbey: A New Era, will debut on the streaming platform on June 24, 2022.
Alongside the release date for the streaming platform, Peacock also revealed that they would be launching a new Downton Abbey channel that will run 24/7 for fans looking to catch up ahead of the film’s release.
All six seasons of the hit series, the first film, and the one-hour special The Manners of Downton Abbey, will be made available on the channel, and are also available to stream on Peacock for those looking to check out the series now.
Downton Abbey: A New Era sees the return of the critically acclaimed show’s main cast, including award winning actress Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, and more. The initial film followed a Royal Visit to the Crawley family and Downton staff from the King and Queen of England, and ended with a ball fitting for the Royal Family.
Joining the original cast in the sequel are new cast members Hugh Dancy (Elizabeth I), Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy), Nathalie Baye (The Young Lieutenant), and Dominic West (The Affair).
The sequel is directed by BAFTA-nominated director Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) from a screenplay written by Julian Fellowes, who is also serving as a producer along with Emmy and BAFTA Award winning Gareth Neame and Emmy Award winning Liz Trubridge.
Downton Abbey: A New Era is a Carnival Films production, with Focus Features and Universal Pictures International distributing. Carnival Films is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.