It’s time to return to Downton Abbey. Three years after the primary “Downton Abbey” film revived the beloved TV present for the massive display screen, “Downton Abbey: A New Era” follows the aristocratic Crawleys on one other glamorous journey. Although the movie is about for an solely in-theaters launch, the cinematic journey to the English countryside is likely to be simpler than ever to observe from the decidedly unglamorous location of your very personal sofa, due to a brand new streaming settlement with NBCUniversal.
Officially, there isn’t any streaming launch date for the brand new film. However, a brand new observe put into place by NBCUniversal might see the most recent adventures of the Crawley household obtainable for house streaming sooner moderately than later. In December 2021, Deadline reported that NBCUniversal launched a theatrical release plan that might enable their motion pictures to begin streaming on Peacock as early as 45 days after their theatrical opening day. Universal Pictures (and its subsidiary Focus Features) are the principle producers and distributors behind “A New Era,” so we will safely assume that the film will fall beneath these new tips.
“As we continue investing in the most valued and sought-after content for Peacock, films are essential to that mix,” Kelly Campbell, Peacock president, stated to Deadline. “The team at Universal Filmed Entertainment Group are fantastic partners, and we are excited to bring their amazing slate of blockbuster films and beloved franchises to Peacock as early as 45 days after their theatrical release and provide a steady stream of fresh, original films exclusively for Peacock customers throughout the year.”
So, when will viewers be capable to stream “Downton Abbey: A New Era”? That will all depend upon what date will get used because the benchmark for that 45-day countdown. The film can be launched nearly a full month earlier within the UK than within the US: British audiences can head again to Downton beginning on April 29, whereas US moviegoers should wait till May 20. It’s seemingly that NBCUniversal will select to depend from the US launch date, particularly provided that the 45-day window from that time would put the Peacock debut on a movie-friendly weekend: July 4.