Downton Abbey Fans Just Got Some Good News

Movie begins shooting this summer, with all the primary cast members
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 13, 2018 11:11 AM CDT
Downton Abbey Is Returning— as a Movie
In this image released by PBS, Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess Grantham in a scene from 'Downton Abbey.'   (AP Photo/PBS, Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for MASTERPIECE, Nick Briggs)

Three years after going off the air, Downton Abbey is coming back as a movie. Focus Features said Friday that it will begin production this summer on a Downton film that will reunite the Crawley family on the big screen. Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the screenplay and will produce, per the AP. The long-rumored film adaptation is likely to be released sometime next year. The primary cast members are all set to return. Over six seasons, Downton Abbey became a global hit, airing in at least 150 countries, and setting a record for non-US television shows with 69 Emmy nominations. Brian Percival, who directed the series' pilot, will direct the film.

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