NBC to Host ‘Downton Abbey’ Special to Hype the Movie

Downton Abbey hits the big screen at the South Holland Centre

Downton Abbey hits the big screen at the South Holland Centre

It was one of the most popular shows on TV, right up there with "Game of Thrones" or "Breaking Bad", now, "Downton Abbey" has come out with a movie and fans can't wait to see what happens next!

NBC stated that the hourlong special will be hosted by two-time Emmy Award victor Derek Hough, and will be filmed at the historic Highclere Castle in England. The new Downton Abbey featurette barely touches on the sprawling cast of the upcoming feature film Downton Abbey, which continues the story from the critically acclaimed ITV/PBS period drama series, but it is a good enough crash course for any Crawley family newbie.

Filmed at England's historic Highclere Castle, the one-hour special is set to air Thursday, September 19- a very fitting air date given that the premiere of the special will take place just one day prior to the film's release in theaters. In addition to the Hough conversations, celebrities will share their Downton obsessions and offer thoughts on what made the series compelling.

Elizabeth McGovern Hugh Bonneville Harry Hadden-Paton Laura Carmichael and Michael Fox in the Downton Abbey movie
Elizabeth McGovern Hugh Bonneville Harry Hadden-Paton Laura Carmichael and Michael Fox in the Downton Abbey movie

Set in 1927, the film will follow members of the wealthy Crawley family and their loyal servants as they bustle about the titular estate and prepare for a royal visit from Britain's King George V.

Phyllis Logan, Sophie McShera, Laura Carmichael and Hugh Bonneville strike a pose together while attending a photo call for the Downton Abbey movie held at the Fairmont Hotel on Wednesday (September 3) in Hamburg, Germany.

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