Saturday night, Sharon and I watched Downton Abbey: A New Era. This is a sequel to the 2019 Downton Abbey film; we watched the first movie in February of 2021. Both films are based on the television series. We watched the series over a six month period in 2020 and 2021: season one August 2020, season two early September 2020, season three late September 2020, season four October 2020 at Sea Ranch, season five December 2020 and season six January 2021.
Downton Abbey: A New Era was released in May of 2022. Sharon saw it in the theater with Janie when she was in Tulsa.
Set in 1928, the film follows two parallel story lines. First, the Dowager Countess of Grantham reveals that years ago the recently deceased Marquis de Montmirail gave her a villa on the French Riveria. Second, A film production company requests to use Downton for a silent film called The Gambler.
Sharon liked the this movie more than the first movie. I enjoyed and recommend the television series and both movies. Both films were written by Julian Fellowes, the creator and writer of the television series. I also recommend his recent television series The Glided Age.