Those excited for Downton Abbey 2 will have to wait just a bit longer than originally expected before they can head out to theaters to see the movie sequel.
According to Deadline, Focus Features has pushed the release of the sequel back by a few months.
When Focus Features originally announced that Downton Abbey 2 was officially in production, the studio revealed that the movie would be hitting theaters on December 22, 2021. It’ll now hit theaters on Friday, March 18, 2022 instead.
No reason was given with regards to the shift in release date.
The sequel, which is currently filming out in the UK is set to reunite the original principle cast, all of whom have signed on to return for the next chapter of the Crawley family’s story.
In addition, actors Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, and Dominic West have all joined the cast of the movie sequel as well.
No specifics have been given as to who the newcomers will play, but we’re sure fans will be excited to find out how they’ll fit into the fold of things at a later date.
Behind the camera, Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes will once again pen the script for the movie. In addition, Fellowes will also produce along with Emmy Award winners Gareth Neame and Lize Trubridge. Meanwhile, the task of directing will fall to My Week with Marilyn vet, Simon Curtis.
Downton Abbey 2 is set to premiere in theaters on Friday, March 18, 2022.