You might confuse Downton Abbey with the Downton Abbey series, which ran from 2010 to 2015. Julian Fellowes wrote the film, and it serves as a continuation from the Downton Abbey series. Work on the film started shortly after the series ended, and it was officially confirmed in July 2018. It debuted on 13th September 2019 in the UK and 20th September 2019 in the USA.
The film begins roughly two years after the series ended. The film details a visit by the King and the Queen to the Crawley family residence. The visit by the royal family begins with a failed assassination attempt on the King.
In spite of the assassination attempt, the Crawley family and their staff are excited about the visit by the royals. However, the excitement soon fades when they find out that the royals travel with their staff. The situation results in drama, romance, scandal, and intrigues that cast a dark cloud on Downton’s future.
The film is already a commercial success grossing $107.1 million against a budget of about $20 million. Fans and critics also like the film. It has a rating of 84% on Rotten Tomatoes and a fan approval rating of 95%.
Is Downton Abbey Coming To Netflix?
Unfortunately, Downton Abbey won’t be available on Netflix.
Downton Abbey was produced by Perfect World Pictures while distribution rights lie with Focus Features and Universal Pictures International. Downton Abbey won’t come to Netflix because Focus Features and Universal Pictures have a streaming deal with HBO.
Universal Pictures and HBO concluded the deal in 2013, and it is set to run up to 2023. The deal is exclusive meaning that films distributed by Universal Pictures and Focus Features can’t appear on other streaming platforms.
Similar films on Netflix.
Fortunately, there are several other films like Downton Abbey on Netflix.
The Other Boleyn Girl – This film features sisters Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson) and Anne (Natalie Portman), as they battle it out for the affections of King Henry VIII. The film’s setting is in the 16th century, and it offers all the intrigues of royal drama and romance.
The King’s Speech – This film features King George VI trying to rid himself of a stammer with the help of an Austrian speech therapist. The King hopes to make the 1939 British declaration of war on national radio without a stammer. Watch the film to find out why it landed twelve Oscar nominations and four wins.