Dominic West, Paul Giamatti, and more to return for third “Downton Abbey” movie

It's been an "emotional" reunion, says Michelle Dockery: "You come back together and it's like no time has passed at all."

Back to the Crawley estate we go.

Focus Features and Carnival Films announced Monday that a third Downton Abbey movie is in the works with a number of returning favorites. Dominic West will return as Guy Dexter from 2022's Downton Abbey: A New Era, while Paul Giamatti will reprise his role as Harold Levinson (brother of Cora Grantham) from the series' 2013 season 4 Christmas episode.

Other returning stars include Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Robert James-Collier, Joanne Froggatt, Allen Leech, Penelope Wilton, Lesley Nicol, Michael Fox, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Kevin Doyle, Harry Hadden-Paton, Sophie McShera, and Douglas Reith.

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Joely Richardson, Alessandro Nivola, Simon Russell Beale, Arty Froushan, and more join as new additions in the third installment, written by original franchise creator Julian Fellowes. Simon Curtis is also set to return to direct after helming the 2022 sequel.

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Plot details are scarce, but the franchise began as a 2010 ITV series that followed the lives of the Crawley family and their servants in the family's country estate between the period of 1912 and 1928. It began with the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, which claimed the life of the Crawley patriarch's (an Earl) heir and thus followed his search for a new one. It ran for six seasons and spawned two films.

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"It feels amazing. It's a tad emotional," Dockery said of returning for a third film in a clip shared Monday. "It's wonderful to be back together again. You come back together and it's like no time has passed at all."

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