‘Downton Abbey’ Set For December Release In China

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‘Downton Abbey’ Set For December Release In China
The Crawley family is set to take a tour through China.

Downton Abbey, the film centering on the aristocratic British family, has been scheduled for release in Chinese theaters on December 13.

The period drama continues the story of the Crawleys, and depicts a visit to their English country estate by the king and queen of England.

The film is directed by Michael Engler and written by Julian Fellowes, who also created and wrote the hit television series by the same name.

The series ran for six seasons on ITV and PBS. It became a huge success in China, with DVDs and internet showings with subtitles now required viewing. Audiences in the Communist country are particularly drawn to the depictions of the British upper class.

A report in the UK’s Daily Express noted that there’s a “voracious appetite for British culture” in China because it is seen as a symbol of wealth and success.
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