‘Downton Abbey’ Movie “In The Works”. Plans To Film In 2018.
It looks like ‘Downton Abbey’ could be making a big screen return, according to NBCUniversal International Studios president Michael Edelstein.
At an event for the opening of ‘Downton Abbey: The Exhibition’ in Singapore, Edelstein commented “There’s a movie in the works. 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. Because as you know, people go on and do other things. But we’re hoping to make a movie sometime next year.”
However, cast at the event claimed no knowledge of the big screen version, leading Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith Crawley) to joke “Well, tell my agent, because we’re still waiting to know. We’re hoping that will happen soon.” The reaction from all the cast questioned, however, seems to be very positive about the prospect of returning in a cinematic version of the series.
The ‘Downton Abbey’ tv series concluding after 6 seasons on ITV in 2015, but was a huge hit around the world, airing in at least 150 countries. During it’s run, the show earned more Emmy nominations than any international television series in the history of the awards. It was also nominated for multiple BAFTAs and won multiple Golden Globes, SAG, TCA and National Television Awards.
‘Downton Abbey’ was co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece, with NBCUniversal serving as distributor.
We’ll keep you updated on the ‘Downton Abbey’ movie as we get more information.
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