‘Downton Abbey 3’ Gets September 2025 Release Date

The Crawley family — and their assortment of maids, butlers, cooks, drivers, well-heeled relatives and other various moneyed associates — will be returning to the big screen next fall. Focus Features has slated “Downton Abbey 3” for global release on Sept. 12, 2025.

Currently in production in the U.K., the film is once again penned by “Downton” creator Julian Fellowes, with Simon Curtis returning to direct after he helmed 2022’s “Downton Abbey: A New Era.”

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Highclere Castle regulars Hugh Bonneville, Dominic West, 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, Douglas Reith are all back for more upper-class, interwar hi-jinx. Meanwhile, new additions will include Paul Giamatti, reprising his role from the original TV series, Joely Richardson, Alessandro Nivola, Simon Russell Beale and Arty Froushan. Focus has also teased about other “fan favorites” joining the mix.

Little is known about the plot, but “A New Era” ended in the late 1920s with the sad death of Maggie Smith’s grand Crawley matriarch, Lady Violet (aka The Dowager Countess of Grantham), who passed the torch to her granddaughter, Dockery’s Lady Mary, to keep things ticking over at Downton.

Like its predecessors and the hit TV series, “Downton Abbey 3” is produced by Gareth Neame, Fellowes and Liz Trubridge. produce the picture. The film is a Carnival Films production, with Focus Features and Universal Pictures International distributing.

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