July 6, 2022

Warning: Spoilers for ‘Downton Abbey: A New Period’ under.

For its sophomore outing on the big-screen, “Downton Abbey” outdoes itself, the upstairs and downstairs households happening not one, however two glamorous adventures set in 1928. 

An bevy of Crawleys — together with Woman Edith (Laura Carmichael) and her mom Cora (Elizabeth McGovern) — head to the south of France to settle actual property issues and uncover a romantic thriller behind Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) inheriting a villa from a late French nobleman. (Granny!) In the meantime, Woman Mary (Michelle Dockery) holds the fort at dwelling, as a film manufacturing takes over the property, additionally setting the stage for probably the most self-aware “Downton Abbey” installment ever. (The franchise famously movies in Hampshire’s storied Highclere Citadel, thereby additionally serving to the Carnavon household repair the leaky roof, as detailed within the PBS documentary. So meta!) 

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