'Downton Abbey' Movie Is Officially Happening & Fans Are Beyond Psyched

Lawrence Kim
May 24, 2017

Downton Abbey may have finished two years ago, but we were teased with the prospect of a spin-off musical and we got seriously excited by it. According to The Sun, this same gabby source also said, "A budget has been set and now it's a case of getting everything in place to start shooting".

Julian Fellowes, creator of our favourite Sunday night guilty pleasure Downton Abbey, has finally confirmed he has started work on a film version of the TV show. They add, "It would take something big to stop the project from happening now".

The show earned praise for its drama, including tragic deaths of multiple members of the main Crawley family, as well as for the breakout character of the Dowager Countess Violet Crawley, played by Dame Maggie Smith, 82. Fellowes started writing a script for a "Downton Abbey" movie well in advance of the film being given the green light. Britain's Sun tabloid reported Thursday that the hit costume drama would begin filming a movie in September. "I just think it's squeezing it dry, do you know what I mean?"

"I've done some work on it because I don't want to be caught out if they (producers) suddenly say yes and then it's all go", he divulged to the London Evening Standard. I don't know what it could possibly be.

There's still no word in which actors who have signed up for the possible movie.

The TV series is set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey between 1912 and 1925.

And in real time, the series ended on 8th November 2015 - so the movie has been a very long time coming for die-hard Downton fans!

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