A Downton Abbey movie is officially happening

Downton Abbey lovers rejoice: your favourite show is officially returning, and this time as a feature film!

The original cast (which includes Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, and more) are all set to return.


The hit period drama ended on TV in 2016 after a six-season run. Two years later, production on the film instalment will begin later this summer, according to a press release. There is no premiere date attached to the project just yet.

“When the television series drew to a close it was our dream to bring the millions of global fans a movie and now, after getting many stars aligned, we are shortly to go into production,” Gareth Neame, the show’s producer and Carnival Films’ executive chairman, said in a statement.

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