Downton Abbey

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"Downton Abbey" is opening its doors again next fall.

Focus Features announced the release date for the "Downton Abbey" movie: Sept. 21, 2019.

The Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning show ran for six seasons and was set between 1912 and 1926. It followed the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants.

Most of the cast members from the acclaimed British drama, which aired on PBS' Masterpiece Theatre in the U.S., are returning, including: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Penelope Wilton and Maggie Smith.

Joining them are new cast members Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James, Simon Jones, David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Phillips and Stephen Campbell Moore.

Michael Engler is directing from a script by series creator Julian Fellowes.

Not much is known about the plot. The series ended happily, with both Lady Mary (Dockery) and Lady Edith (Carmichael) having found love with new husbands. Downstairs, the house was undergoing a graceful transition, with venerable butler Carson (Carter) giving way to Barrow (Robert James-Collier).