Downton Abbey movie production to begin in 2018

Published By Tribute on Jun 22, 2017

If you were hoping to see the popular TV series Downton Abbey make a return, the wait is almost over. There has been plenty of talk surrounding a film adaption for the popular British drama series.

Rumors have been circulating since the series came to a complete end in 2015, and now there is talk that the show could make it to the big screen in a couple of years.

"There's a movie in the works," Michael Edelstein, president of NBCUniversal Studios told the Associated Press. "It's been in the works for some time. We are working on getting the script right, and then we've got to figure out how to get the (cast) together. But, we're hopeful to make a movie sometime next year."

Edelstein made these comments while attending a red carpet event for Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, which is an interactive exploration of the series that made its debut in Singapore last week.

However, some people appear to be out of the loop because actress Laura Carmichael, who plays Lady Edith in the series, said this upon hearing the news, "Tell my agent, because we're still waiting to know. We're hoping that will happen soon."

Show creator Julian Fellowes has admitted he's working on the script for the project after speaking with The Guardian. "I’ve done some work on the script, because I don’t want to find there’s a green light and no script ready. We're still waiting for that green light from the studio. Then the biggest difficulty will be rounding up all the cast as, compared with most series, it has such a large cast."

Downton Abbey ran for six seasons and a total 52 episodes. The series received much acclaim, winning three Golden Globes and 15 Emmy Awards. ~Brenden Zerihun

Comments & Discussion

  1. Gigi • 6/22/2017 11:05:25 AM

    I wonder if Dan Stevens will return for the movie.

  2. Kelly • 6/22/2017 12:49:41 PM

    Cannot wait for the movie, loved the show!!

  3. Penguin • 6/22/2017 1:57:58 PM

    Better hurry and get things started. Dame Maggie isn't getting any younger and would hate to not have her in the show

  4. Julia • 6/22/2017 9:38:29 PM

    Too true! Wouldn't be the same without her.

  5. Debbie • 6/22/2017 11:43:02 PM

    I would probably see the movie before getting to the series. Rented it and started barely watching it, then had to return it. Was watching 'Game of Thrones' and 'Madmen' at the same time. At the thrift store, I bought a tea set of 'Downton Abbey' for about $6. Nice! I liked going to HMV to see the merchandise, but closed down. Want to see the series still!

  6. Debbie • 6/22/2017 11:44:08 PM

    Meant I got the series from the library. Sorry...

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