Ever since Downton Abbey finished its final season last year, rumors of a movie sequel have circulated. Now, Hollywood Life reports the UK series is finally coming to the big screen.
A historical drama, Downton Abbey follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants during the early 20th century. The cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Siobhan Finneran, Joanne Froggatt, Rob James-Collier, Allen Leech, Elizabeth McGovern, and Maggie Smith. The final season finished airing on PBS in the U.S. in 2016.
Earlier, executive producer Gareth Neame and series creator Julian Fellowes said they have plans for a Downton Abbey movie and the cast was “enthusiastic” to do it. Now, it’s being reported production on the film will begin in September.
However, neither Neame nor Fellowes have confirmed the news.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Downton Abbey? Would you watch a movie sequel?
Would love the movie Downton Abbey, have all the seasons, love all the characters.
Oh please please do a movie. I miss Downton Abby so much. I have every disc in the series. Please Julian don’t deprive us of this beloved series. thank you
I am THRILLED – still need my Downton fix and watch the the DVD’s all the time. So hoping the original cast is able to commit – they were ALL such an intricate of part of the success. Can’t wait!!!
Fabulous! Can’t wait. Hope Matthew Goode/Henry Talbot also returns. Can’t see Mary without her Henry.
I’m still having Downtown Abbey withdrawal!! Would love a movie.
OMG I lived for Downton Abby on Sundays. I think the World needs an escape back to that time.I have lived a lifetime of superstars without sending a fan letter, but would send one to Brendan Coyle …one of the sexiest men alive. PLEASE MAKE THE MOVIE (with original cast)
FUN! Will be anxious to see how one of the most popular and excellent Series’ in TV history translates from mini-series to movie format. Seems to me it should do well and I look forward to watching this one. I hope they are not interminably long in their production/filming.
I am so excited. I’ve been waiting for good news.
I can’t wait. I’m such a huge fan of the show.
That was an amazing show. So very, very glad there will be a movie