Megan Williams’ Trailer Talk: Downton Abbey

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Out of all of the TV shows that air in the UK, ‘Downton Abbey’ is the one I least expected to get the big screen treatment. Pre-production started in 2015, after the show’s finale, and has gone through delays and a change in director. But, on the 19th May, fans were finally given a first-look at the ‘Downton Abbey’ movie adaptation.

‘Downton Abbey’ is the big screen adaptation of the British period drama set in the early 20th Century. In 1927, a year after the show’s finale, the owners of Downton Abbey, the Crawley family, receive news that royalty will be visiting them: King George V and Queen Mary.

This looks charming and visually beautiful and, even though I’ve never seen the show, it has peaked my interest. Because of my interest, it might be a good idea for me to watch the show , especially since this is a continuation as such.

‘Downton Abbey’ is in cinemas 12th September 2019.

On 26 March 2015, Carnival Films and ITV announced that the sixth series would be the last. It aired on ITV between 20 September 2015 and 8 November 2015. The final episode, serving as the annual Christmas special, was broadcast on 25 December 2015. A film adaptation, serving as a continuation of the series, was confirmed on 13 July 2018.

This historical drama follows the lives of the Crawley family and their servants in the family’s Edwardian country house. The programme begins with the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, which leaves Downton Abbey’s future in jeopardy, as Lord Grantham’s presumptive heir — his cousin James — and his son, Patrick, die aboard the ship, leaving him without a male offspring to take over the throne upon his death. As a result, Lord Grantham must search for a new heir. As the programme progresses through the decade, other historical events happen leading up to Lord Grantham declaring in 1914 that Britain is at war with Germany, marking the beginning of World War I, which becomes a major plot on the programme.

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