Here's When You Can Watch Downton Abbey: A New Era At Home

Feeling down about missing the theatrical release of "Downton Abbey: A New Era"? Never fear, because the feature film continuation of the popular "Downton Abbey" franchise will be available to stream faster than you can ring Mr. Carson for tea. The popular British soap opera following the Crawley family of aristocrats and their house staff became an international phenomenon, boasting six seasons on television in addition to two feature films. The latest, "Downton Abbey: A New Era" is a sequel to the first film, and will be joining the roster of programming offered by Peacock, including all 52 episodes of the "Downton Abbey" series, on June 24, 2022.

In addition to the new film, Peacock is also becoming the home of the first "Downton Abbey" film, as well as the one-hour special, "The Manners of Downton Abbey." In the wake of this non-stop "Downton Abbey" related entertainment, Peacock will be adding a special "Downton Abbey" channel on the streaming service, making it easier than ever to immerse into the lives of the inhabitants of the Crawley family manor. The original "Downton Abbey" series took home 15 Primetime Emmys over the course of its run, and "Downton Abbey: A New Era" will also become available to purchase on digital on June 24 with the physical media release on 4k-Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD following on July 5, 2022.

What is Downton Abbey: A New Era about

"Downton Abbey: A New Era" is directed by Simon Curtis, taking over from Michael Engler on the first movie, from a script written by show creator Julian Fellowes. The film stars Hugh Bonneville as Robert Grantham, Jim Carter as Mr. Carson, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary, Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith, Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Grantham, Allen Leech as Tom Branson, Tuppence Middleton as Lucy Branson, Phyllis Logan as Mrs. Hughes, and Dame Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley.

The film follows the Crawleys and their staff as they welcome a production crew and star-studded cast to their home, which is being used as a set for a new silent movie. Some of the family take this as the perfect opportunity to holiday in a beautiful villa in the south of France where they wind up on the adventure of a lifetime trying to uncover a mystery about the past of the Dowager Countess (that's Maggie Smith, for those not yet hip to the way of the Abbey). As with any series-to-feature film adaptation, the material is obviously elevated if you're a fan of the show, but even without having seen a single minute of "Downton Abbey," the ensemble cast and Fellowes writing is strong enough to keep even Downton newbies well entertained.