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Perhaps you were feeling a little left out of the Love Actually follow-up, because it aired in the U.K. as part of the Red Nose Day campaign but not the U.S. Well, cheer up because that is all about to change. Not only is its U.S. air date mere weeks away (it premieres May 25th), but we now have a first look at some footage, which shows off Laura Linney‘s return as the hardworking office bee, Sarah.

In fact, us lucky devils on this side of the Atlantic will get to see a revamped version of the 10-minute sequel that aired in the U.K., which includes a follow-up to Sarah’s storyline. American viewers can also look forward to an appearance by one of the only new cast members, Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey.

The trailer for the British version rolled out with some familiar faces — Andrew Lincoln, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rowan Atkinson,Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Bill Nighy — holding the iconic oversized cue cards with some hard-hitting questions, like, “Which one of us has aged best?”

This time around, we get to see the actual footage of the short film, set 14 years after the original, and it definitely feels like a trailer for a full-length movie. We see Linney typing away at her desktop (0:44), and she seems to be in good spirits, giggling away. We also witness Grant tumble down a flight of stairs and Colin Firth rocking a turtleneck because his character, Jamie, thinks they’re back in style (we’re they ever out?).

We couldn’t be more excited to watch this tantalizing snippet before the film itself goes out on NBC later this month:

The U.S. Red Nose Day Special, a campaign to support children in need worldwide, will air in the U.S. on May 25, with Chris Hardwick hosting.

What do you think has become of Sarah (Laura Linney) — any theories!? And where’s Karl?! 

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Filed Under: Laura Linney, Love Actually
By Brigid Brown