Everything you need to know about Downton Abbey 3

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Downton Abbey 3 is officially happening!©2023 FOCUS FEATURES, LLC.

Move over Bridgerton, because period drama Downton Abbey is returning to the big screen for a third film and here’s everything you need to know about it.

That’s right, our favourite Lords and ladies (we still love you, Anthony Bridgerton) will be back for more as Downtown Abbey 3 has officially been confirmed. Can’t wait!

So, will the original cast be back for the third instalment? Who is joining the cast? Plus, what is the release date? Read on to find out more about Downtown Abbey 3.

When was Downtown Abbey 3 confirmed?

On 13 May, the official Downtown Abbey Instagram account posted a video of the cast, captioned, “Focus Features and Carnival Films are thrilled to announce the third film in the beloved Downton Abbey franchise.”

In the clip, we see new and returning cast members with Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary Crawley, saying, "It feels amazing. A tad emotional.

"It's wonderful to all be back together again. You come back together and it's like no time has passed at all. We're so happy to announce that we're in production for the third Downton Abbey movie. We can't wait to see you."

Who is in the cast of Downtown Abbey 3?

From the announcement, we know that that Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Phyllis Logan, Robert James-Collier, Joanne Froggatt, Penelope Wilton, Lesley Nicol, Paul Giamatti and Dominic West and more are all returning.

Plus, new cast members include Joely Richardson, Alessandro Nivola, Simon Russell Beale, and Arty Froushan.

What is the release date for Downtown Abbey 3?

As the film has only just gone into production, we don’t have a confirmed release date yet. Watch this space, Downton fans!

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