The first full trailer for the upcoming Downton Abbey movie is here, and it features some same-sex lip lock action.
Last December, director Michael Engler told Entertainment Weekly that the film’s storyline would focus on an “event.”
“Life is settling into these new realities when this event happens at Downton that brings everyone together, “ Engler shared with EW. “The story line has expanded the scale of it. It takes the things you love about Downton – the romance, the intrigue, the pageantry – and makes it bigger.”
In the new trailer, it’s revealed that Lord and Lady Grantham (Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern) receive news of a royal visitation to Downton Abbey by none other than the king and queen of England.
The estate whirls into action preparing for the occasion, but Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) feels the need to call in the heavy artillery. So, she reaches out to retired butler Carson for help.
Of course, Carson could never say ‘no’ to Mary. “I’ll be there in the morning.”
Midway through the new trailer, it appears that sometime-villain and butler Thomas Barrow (Robert James-Collier) has found himself a boyfriend as we glimpse him strolling with, and then kissing, a handsome young man.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be Downton Abbey without some witty repartee from the Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith).
Over its 6 seasons, the series won 3 Golden Globe Awards and 15 Primetime Emmy Awards (69 Emmy nods in total), making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys.
The movie lands in theaters on September 12 internationally, and in the U.S. on September 20.