‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Gets Go-Ahead, With Series Cast Returning

It's still unclear exactly in what year the film will take place, but the TV series began depicting events immediately after the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 in its first season and finished in 1925 as the middle class began to rise in England and cracks began to form in the aristocracy. Brian Percival (The Book Thief), who directed the series' pilot, will helm the film.

The long-awaited "Downton Abbey" movie is happening, with the original main cast from the hit series returning and production starting this summer. It starred Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Brendan Coyle, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Penelope Wilton, Laura Carmichael and Allen Leech.

The movie will be produced by Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge.

Focus chairman Peter Kujawski adds, "Since the series ended, fans of Downton have always been waiting for the Crawley family's next chapter". Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the screenplay and will produce. "We're thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of Downton to the big screen".

When you're alone and life is making you lonely, you can always go.to your TV to rewatch "Downton Abbey".

Downton Abbey is available to stream on Amazon Prime. The Exhibition is based in NY atে W 57th Street until 3rd September. The show was showered with awards, from Emmys to BAFTAs to Golden Globes - some more deserved than others - but it was always a joy to watch, even when it was occasionally ridiculous (the less said about Patrick the mystery man in bandages or Matthew's fantastic "I've been paralyzed but I can definitely suddenly stand and catch a falling woman" miracle the better).

Carnival has received a host of national and global awards over its 40-year history including Primetime Emmys, Golden Globes and BAFTAs, and has been recognized as the UK's best production company at both the Bulldog Awards and Broadcast Awards.

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