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Watch the Promising First Trailer for the Downton Abbey Movie

We're going going back back to Abbey Abbey

Liam Mathews

Where my Dowager Countess stans at? The first trailer for the Downton Abbey movie is here!

The cinematic followup to the beloved British costume drama series is coming to theaters in 2019, and on Friday the first teaser for the reunion movie dropped. There are no familiar faces in the trailer, just some shots of ticking clocks and maids putting sheets on a bed until someone on a motorbike rides up the driveway and the Abbey comes into view as the theme music hits. Even just seeing the building is like seeing an old friend, though.

The teaser concludes with the cast list for the movie, which will see the return of Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), Lady Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern), Lady Mary Talbot (Michelle Dockery), Lady Hexham (Laura Carmichael) and the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith), among many others.

The movie is written by Downton creator Julian Fellowes and directed by Brian Percival, who directed the series' pilot. Plot details are being kept under wraps for now. Downton Abbey started as an ITV/PBS series that ran for six seasons from 2010 to 2015 and won 15 Emmys. The series finale -- a Christmas special -- neatly ended the story on New Year's Eve 1925, but Fellowes decided to revisit the Crawley family and their servants on the big screen.

The Downton Abbey movie is slated to reach American theaters Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. The series is available to stream on Amazon Prime.

​Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey