We love a good period piece, and here on Fangirlish we love Downtown Abbey.
The only saving grace from my heartbreak over the end of Downton Abbey was the news, teasers, and behind the scenes for the Downton Abbey movie. Over the past year, I have been scouring the internet for any clip shown on social media. Friends, the day is here, so let me tell you the Top 5 things you need to be excited about.
About Downtown Abbey
Story: The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys – even earning a Special BAFTA award and a Guinness World Record for the highest critically rated TV show along the way.
Director: Michael Engler
Writer: Julian Fellowes
Producers: Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge, Julian Fellowes
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, 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
Top 5 Outburst-Worthy Easer Eggs
The premise of the movie doesn’t stray too far from the episodes. Friends, I was a bit worried about the plot, but now my nerves have been calmed. My curiosity is piqued as to why the King and Queen will be visiting Downton Abbey. Maybe it has to do something with
4. Edith’s family
Lady Edith is happy with her family, and I couldn’t be happier that this is the first scene that you see. Her daughter seems to have grown up so much, and her husband, Bertie, seems to be as quirky as ever.
3. The Cast, the Set, the Fashion
From the familiar set to the period pieces, the edit of the trailer definitely brings the hype. The movie is set in 1927, and along with that are all of the marvelous period costumes and pieces from the era. Seeing the original cast slowly revealed in each clip is definitely the number one thing that stands out. Seeing familiar faces and hearing their voices? Amazing. But I will say, I am ready to be introduced to the other faces as well.
2. Dowager Countess of Grantham
Maggie Smith. I only heard a few lines from her, but it was enough. The Dowager Countess is the best thing about Downton Abbey, and I am ready for her snark. Because that last scene of the trailer? What a way to go!
1. Return of the Chosen One
CARSON! Tears started rolling down my face when I saw Lady Mary walking to Carson’s cottage. Their relationship in the show was one of my favorite things to watch grow. And did we ever doubt that Carson would not be in the movie? No way! He is just a pivotal a role as anyone in the Grantham family.
Excitement doesn’t even begin to describe what I feel for this trailer. From the familiar set to the period pieces, the edit of the trailer definitely brings the hype. The movie is set in 1927, and along with that are all of the marvelous period costumes and pieces from the era. Seeing the original cast slowly revealed in each clip is definitely the number one thing that stands out. Seeing familiar faces and hearing their voices
It seems that the team behind the Downton Abbey movie has done justice for the film.
Downton Abbey will be in theaters on September 20.