The popular period drama is hitting the big screen for the second time with Downton Abbey: A New Era - here's everything you need to know

Downton Abbey: A New Era is finally here. The movie is the second time the popular ITV period drama had been brought to the big screen.

It will see the cast, including Maggie Smith, Tuppence Middleton and Michelle Dockery, return to Highclere Castle, where much of the filming takes place

The second movie, however, will also take viewers abroad after Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, inherits a villa in the South of France.

A New Era will follow on from the series' first self-titled feature film, which aired in 2019. But when is the new movie coming out, and how can you watch it?

Beautifully filmed, intriguing, entertaining, poignant and with a gorgeously light touch, Downton Abbey: A New Era

is everything you could possibly want it to be – a genuine delight expertly delivered.

Downton’s roof is leaking. Something needs to be done if the family is going to enter the 1930s

with confidence – and that’s the point at which a film crew, offering an undisclosed sum which immediately raises

Downton Abbey: A New Era is out in cinemas now, as the movie shows the star studded cast head to the south of France for the long-awaited sequel