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'Downton Abbey' sequel movie gets an official title

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'Downton Abbey' sequel movie gets an official title
Maggie Smith's new costume drama has been titled, "Downton Abbey: A New Era." File Photo by Paul Treadway/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Focus Features has announced its second Downton Abbey movie will be called Downton Abbey: A New Era.

Set for theatrical release on March 18, the film will continue the saga of the wealthy Crawley family and those who serve them at their English country estate.

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Downton creator Julian Fellowes wrote the screenplay and My Week with Marilyn director Simon Curtis is helmed it.

The franchise began as an ITV/PBS drama series in 2010, and ended its six-season run in 2015.

The show's original stars Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggatt returned for a big-screen follow-up in 2019 and are back now for the sequel.

Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West recently joined the ensemble.

Deadline reported attendees at CinemaCon in Las Vegas Wednesday got a sneak peek at some jazz-infused footage from the film that also teased the family was preparing for a wedding.

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