Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just a casual watcher, no doubt you’re familiar with the popular period drama Downton Abbey. The series came to a close in 2015, but new reports indicate that we’ll see the Crawley family again – this time, on the big screen.
Rumors have been circulating about a feature-length film since the show concluded. Now, these murmurs have been confirmed. Writer Julian Fellows is hard at work on the script for the upcoming movie. While the making of the movie has been confirmed, there’s no news on when the release date will be.
Downton Abbey was one of the most widely watched television drama shows in the world. During its run from 2010 to 2015, the show was nominated for more awards than any other international television series in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards, grabbing 27 nominations in total. In 2011, Guinness World Records recognized Downton Abbey as the most critically acclaimed English-language television series.
Filming is set to begin in September, and Carnival Films is slated to handle production. According to actress Phyllis Logan, who played the beloved Mrs. Hughes, “The will is definitely there with everybody involved. So, let’s cross our fingers that we can make it all come about at some stage. And we’d love all to get back together again and have one last hurrah, we certainly would.”
Until then, fans can get a fix of their favorite cast members in their new roles. Michelle Dockery, who played Lady Mary, currently stars in TNT’s Good Behavior, and cousin Rose actress Lily James appears in a recent remake of Cinderella.
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