Downtown Abbey Movie May Get A Sequel Soon!
We have some good news for all the Downtown Abbey fans! The historical period drama might get a sequel soon. The first film, that came out in September this year, continues the story storyline from the series that ended three years back, after 6 seasons. The news was confirmed by Downton Abbey producer Gareth Neame.
He said, “We’re working on what the story is, and when we might be able to make it. But it’s the same as the first time around: We have to try to get everyone back together again. And that was very challenging.”
The film adaptation of the series featured many loved and favourites from the original cast of the show, including actor Maggie Smith as stout-hearted Violet Crawley, Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley, Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates, Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Allen Leech as Tom Branson, Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley.
Gareth reveals that the team of the movie had already started thinking about the sequel while the first movie was close to release. He said, “But we were kind of holding our breath. The reaction to the film, the press tour in the US and the build-up to release were so strong that we’d been thinking about it. And then it was clear from the first weekend that this was worth taking very seriously.”
He further shared, “It’s not one of those shows that came from TV and then flopped in the cinema. So I think that will give everyone comfort that, yes, we know it works. But the challenge will be, is everyone available at the same time? Can we make deals with them? That will be the challenge.”
The first movie made a whopping $185 million worldwide, proving that even though the series ended, the love of fans for the show was eternal.