The long-discussed/pined-for Downton Abbey movie is finally looking like a go, with production set for next year, according to the president of NBCUniversal International (who presumably would know).
AP got the scoop from NBCU’s Michael Edelstein at a Singapore event launching “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition,” which is apparently also a thing. “We are working on getting the script right and then we’ve got to figure out how to get the (cast) together,” he told AP. “Because as you know, people go on and do other things. But we’re hopeful to make a movie sometime next year.”
This seemed to come as news to the Downton cast members who were also present at the event; “Well, tell my agent, because we’re still waiting to know,” joked Laura Carmichael (aka Lady Edith Crawley), and Sophie McShera (Daisy Mason) told the AP, “You’ve got confirmation before us. We have no idea if that’s happening.” Michael Edelstein, call your office!
At any rate, even if the cat was let out of the bag too early, this is great news to Downton fans, myself definitely included. Yes, I totally was enthusiastically watching it when it was on, right along with all of you! I too eagerly devoured the weekly trials and tribulations of… Lord Fenwick Doozelbury and his Lady Imogen Featherwhistle-Doozelbury, to say nothing of their trusted butler, um, Cyril Alfredymus Honeybun and his loyal right-hand man Cedric Shufflebottom. Oh what times they had! I wonder what Countess Fionnula Crankshaw’s gotten up to? And, er, Dutchess Eunice Handcock-Waddlesworth? Yessiree I can hardly wait! 2018 can’t get here fast enough!