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The denizens of Downton Abbey are "modern folk" in film adaptation's first full trailer

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Adjust thy monocle, for a new trailer for Julian Fellowes’ film adaptation of Downton Abbey has arrived, and, *gasp*, the Crawleys are “modern folk” now. “No maid, no valet, no nanny even!” cries Lord Grantham and we just...we couldn’t be more proud.

The original principal cast from the six-season series is all here, preparing for a visit from the king and queen to their sumptuous abode. As Mary (Michelle Dockery) and the rest of the clan prepare for their arrival, a special guest in Jim Carter’s Carson is recruited for his kindly know-how. If that’s not enough to set your bowtie spinning, it also appears that Downton could soon see itself vacated by the Crawleys. They are modern folk, after all.

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Watch the full trailer below ahead of its September 20 premiere (it opens a week earlier in the U.K.).

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