A Downton Abbey movie is in the works


If you thought you saw the last of Downton Abbey then guess again, as the creator of the series has confirmed a film adaptation is in the works.

In 2015, fans of Downton Abbey mourned the loss of their favorite show about Brittish aristocrats and their servants standing around talking, when PBS announced that after six seasons, the show would be canceled.

Since 2011, viewers had a front row seat into the lives of the Crawley family as they navigated some of history’s biggest moments, from the sinking of the Titanic to World War I.  Creator Julian Fellows, wasn’t afraid to break with the usual television trope that everyone always gets their happy ending, as several main characters were killed off one by one as the seasons went on.

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Now, after two years of being canceled, president of NBCUniversal International Studios, Michael Edelstein, has gone on record to confirm the Crawley family is returning. The Hollywood Reporter grabbed the scoop at a Downton Abbey exhibit in Singapore.

"We are all very interested in doing a Downton movie. Julian is working on a script. The other piece is trying to line up 20 actors. Getting everybody back together is never easy. But the goal is to make a film."

A Downton Abbey movie, set to air on PBS’s Masterpiece, would be the perfect balm to soothe the souls of every Downton fan alive. I know I would be extremely happy to be able to put a final pin in a show that so thoroughly grabbed my attention from the first intro with those darn tiny bells.

For now, all we know is that Downton creator Jullian Fellows is writing the script. As to when we might see this all unfold on our television screens, well, that is another story.