The teaser trailer for the “Downton Abbey” movie is out today. The theme music has been lushly re-orchestrated into a score for movies. Everything looks great, and just seeing it and hearing it all is a pretty nice holiday gift.
If you’re missing the cast, of course, Michelle Dockery has a few things out right now. Jeremy Swift has a good comic supporting role in “Mary Poppins Returns.” Brendan Coyle plays the Earl of Lennox in “Mary, Queen of Scots.” Jo Froggat is everywhere. Hugh Bonneville has the terrific “Paddington” movies. Elizabeth McGovern is in “The Wife” with Glenn Close. Allen Leech has a starring role in “Bohemian Rhapsody.” And so on.
The only thing I know about the movie is that it picks up eight months after the series ended. And Lily James, who played cousin Rose who moved to America, isn’t in it. Also, it’s a one shot deal, so in all likelihood Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess’s death will be the big dramatic device, but no one has told me that, it’s just a good guess.
Can’t wait til next fall!