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In The U.S. Downton Abbey Hits The Streets Of The Big Apple & THE VIEW! In the U.K. The Christmas Episode Teaser is Released!

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Next week it’s the start of the big promotional blitz for season four of Downton Abbey here in the United States and it kicks-off in New York City with two marketing stunts!

The first is PBS Masterpiece Classic will bring one of the characters’ favorite pastimes to life in New York City with a mobile tea truck the week of December 9th.

Complete with costumed servers, the truck will be stationed at a different location every day, giving out free tea and biscuits to fans and an opportunity to take photos against the backdrop of Highclere Castle!  Very clever!  The mobile tea truck will run from 11am to 7PM each day with stops on Monday at East 14th St. at University Place (Southwest corner), Tuesday: 6th Avenue between 40th & 41st St, Wednesday: 50th St. between 6th & 7th Ave. (Northside),  Thursday: The New York Times Center, 41st St. between 7th & 8th Ave, and Friday:  Broadway between 66th and 67th St. (Westside).   If you get a picture you would like to share and are in the New York area next week send it to us at On-Air On-Soaps for our official  facebook page!

Next, the ladies of ABC’s The View will welcome Downton Abbey cast members to the show on Tuesday December 10th including:  Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Rob James-Collier, Allen Leech, Lesley Nicol and Phyllis Logan!

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Meanwhile over in the U.K, ITV has released this trailer for their upcoming Christmas episode which will air across the pond on December 25th, which of course, further frustrates all of us in America who are just clamoring for “Downton” to being here in January!

In the Christmas episode Shirley MacLaine returns as Cora’s mother (Elizabeth McGovern), in this two-hour holiday “Dowtown” uber-special!  In story, it is the social season and as part of Lady Rose’s ‘coming out’ she is to be presented at Buckingham Palace. If you don’t want to watch the trailer in case of spoilers, don’t go any further!  If you want to check it out, watch it after the jump!  Then, let us know are you ready for the U.S. return to Downton Abbey on January 5th?

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I’m ready to watch Season 4, although I understand it may be a bit of a disappointment with the rape storyline.

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I am ready. Unlike our soaps I do NOT want to hear any spoilers.

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I’ve already read all about Season 4 in the British press, and still am excited to see it. For me spoilers don’t necessarily “spoil” anything….they only give away the most minimal details….how they are actually executed remains “to be seen!” Thought the “tea truck” was an adorable promo….wish it would be in more areas around the country!!!!

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DOWNTON ABBEY THE MOVIE: Official Trailer Released

Finally, Downton Abbey fans get a preview of the upcoming motion picture that is set for release in theatres on September 20th.

What we know is that the The film is set in 1927 and the plot revolves around the King and Queen of England coming to the estate for a visit and so … the Crawleys must prepare their arrival.  In fact, they have to bring back Mr. Carson to help!

Featured in the trailer are series stars, who are also back for the film: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Joanne Froggatt, Jim Carter and Maggie Smith.

Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the script and Michael Engler will serve as director. Engler directed the two-hours series finale.

As fans know, Downton Abbey ran on PBS Masterpiece for six seasons here in the U.S.

Check out the trailer, and then let us know if you are excited to see the movie? Comment below.

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‘Downton Abbey’ The Movie Releases Its First Trailer

Now here’s a huge teaser that will get you wanting to see more!  Those of us who loved the British period soap opera, Downton Abbey, which came to a conclusion after its sixth season on PBS here in the United States, will finally get their wish when the film version hits in 2019.

As previously reported, the series executive producer Gareth Naeme said about the film,  “We aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

Look for the film to land in movie theatres on Friday, September 20th, 2019, with it debuting internationally the week prior on Friday, September 13th.

Most of the cast is intact including: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, David Haig, Geraldine James, Robert James-Collier, Simon Jones, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lesley Nicol, Kate Phillips, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton.

Julian Fellowes once again writes the script for the film for the characters he created for the TV series.

Now check out the first trailer below, when just hearing that memorable opening theme song, it brought us back to the drama and the romance of Downton Abbey.

Let us know if you are thrilled to know that the movie is set for release …. and if you are looking forward to seeing what happens to the Crawleys and others in the next chapter of their story when the movie comes your way via the comment section below.

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IT’S OFFICIAL: Downton Abbey The Movie To Go Into Production This Summer

The highly-anticipated and rumored revival of Downton Abbey to the big screen is on!  Production is slated to begin later this summer.

From what we understand, all of the original cast is set to reprise their signature roles in the motion picture, written by series creator Julian Fellowes.

Fellowes will also serve as the executive producer along with other ‘Downton’ notables behind the scenes: Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge, and Nigel Marchant. Brian Percival is set to direct.  Percival also directed the pilot episode of the critically-acclaimed and beloved period soap opera series.

In a statement, Gareth Neame expressed: “When the television series drew to a close it was our dream to bring the millions of global fans a movie and now, after getting many stars aligned, we are shortly to go into production.  Julian’s script charms, thrills and entertains and in Brian Percival’s hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

Focus Features chairman, Peter Kujawski, shared: “Since the series ended, fans of Downton have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter. We’re thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of Downton to the big screen.”

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Downton Abbey ran for six seasons on PBS  and received 15 Primetime Emmy awards and 69 nominations.

Actress Joanne Froggatt, who plays maid Anna Bates, took to Twitter with much enthusiasm at the news: “Delighted to announce we’re getting the band back together! #DowntonMovie #DowntonAbbey”

So, thrilled to hear the Downton Abbey movie is happening? Comment below.

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