A brand-new trailer has been dropped for the highly anticipated sequel to the 1970s classic The Railway Children. Featuring Jenny Agutter, Sheridan Smith, Tom Courtenay and John Bradley, The Railway Children Return is set to be released this summer.
Set 40 years after the original in 1944 there will be a new generation of railway children coming to a cinema near you on Friday 15th July 2022. The original film was based on the novel of the same name by author E Nesbit
In the new trailer, we see Bobbie telling the new railway children about her experience in the first film, which will be a hit of nostalgia for lovers of the original. They find an injured American soldier, Abe hiding out in the railway yard.
John Bradley from Game of Thrones also shared a new look film poster for the sequel to the Yorkshire classic.
Haworth village and Keighley and Worth Valley Railway are once again the backdrops for this movie, and at the start of last year, the village was transformed back in time for filming.
The official synopsis for the film states: “As life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children – Lily (Beau Gadsdon), Pattie (Eden Hamilton) and Ted (Zac Cudby) Watts – are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth.
“There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, reprising her iconic role in the original film), her daughter, Annie (Sheridan Smith), and grandson Thomas (Austin Haynes), and with their help, the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside.
“When the children discover injured American soldier Abe (KJ Aikens) hiding out in the railyard at Oakworth Station, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to assist their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.”
The Railway Children Return is set to be released in UK cinemas on Friday 15th July 2022.