Polish that silver and prepare for more withering eye rolls from Lady Mary to Lady Edith, 'cause it sounds like the "Downton Abbey" gang is really coming back.
The series finished airing in the U.S. in early 2016, but there's been talk of a movie follow-up for a while (whether one is really necessary or not) and also half-joking speculation about a spinoff.
Michael Edelstein, president at NBCUniversal International Studios, confirmed a movie is on the way while talking to the Associated Press in Singapore for "Downton Abbey: The Exhibition":
"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 hopeful to make a movie sometime next year."
That was news to the stars themselves... Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith Crawley) told the AP, "Well, tell my agent, because we're still waiting to know. We're hoping that will happen soon." Sophie McShera added to the AP, "Oh, well, you've got confirmation before us. We have no idea if that's happening. But we would all love to be part of the film if it was to happen, for sure." Julian Fellowes created this TV world, and he told the AP, "I think we've got a film in us. I hope it happens."
So it's still in the "hopeful" stage, but everyone wants to do it, and everyone thinks they can do it, they just have to make sure they get it right.
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