The First Downton Abbey Trailer is Here

Matthew Goode and Michelle Dockery in the
Matthew Goode and Michelle Dockery in the "Downton Abbey" film

They live like royalty, but are they ready to meet host royals? 

The first official trailer for the Downton Abbey movie was finally released Tuesdays and it confirms that the big event the Crawley family is preparing for is a royal visit. Picking up about a year and a half after the end of the series, it means that the family will get to meet King George V and his wife, Queen Mary.

The highly anticipated big screen adaptation of the small screen hit stars all our favorite characters from the show including Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery), Carson (Jim Carter), and Bertie (Harry Hadden-Paton) among others. 

Last year, Michael Engler said of the plot, “Life is settling into these new realities when this event happens at Downton that brings everybody together. The storyline has expanded the scale of it. It takes the things you love about Downton — the romance, the intrigue, the pageantry — and makes it bigger.”

The film hails from Julian Fellowes, who also wrote the script. Engler is directing. 

Downton Abbey hits theaters September 20.