It’s been a long wait for the “Downton Abbey” movie, and we still have some months to go, but here’s a treat. Jim Carter (the Crawley family’s much-loved butler Mr. Carson) is hosting “Downton Abbey Returns!”
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PBS is calling the television special a “nostalgic celebration” of the beloved hit series, which sounds delightful (and will get us all up to speed again for the movie). But the big news is that the program will also give PBS viewers a sneak peek at the “Downton Abbey” movie.
In anticipation of the September 20, 2019 US premiere of the upcoming feature film Downton Abbey, “Downton Abbey Returns!” dives into all aspects of the most successful British drama ever – the stellar cast, superb writing, spectacular locations and dazzling costumes.
“Downton Abbey Returns!” features new interviews with the cast of the series, writer/creator Julian Fellowes and executive producer Gareth Neame, and video clips of emotional moments from all six seasons.
Peppered throughout the two-hour program are never-before-seen, exclusive sneak peeks from the upcoming movie.
When is “Downton Abbey Returns!” on PBS?
“Downton Abbey Returns!” is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations June 2 – 9, so you’ll need to check your local listings, but “Downton Abbey Returns!” premieres on PBS Sunday, June 2, 2019, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET, and is rated TV-G.
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