Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Downton Abbey Movie Gets the Greenlight

Downton Abbey Movie Gets the Greenlight

The original cast members are coming back to reprise their roles, and Oscar-winner Julian Fellowes, who created the series, wrote the movie's screenplay. Fellowes will produce alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge. Set against the backdrop of the early 20th century, the family melodrama unfolded during prominent events throughout history, including the sinking of the Titanic and World War I. Audiences fell in love with this brilliant cast of characters; it'll be a real treat to reunite with the likes of Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, and Hugh Bonneville on the big-screen.

The film will be a Carnival Films production, with Brian Percival (The Book Thief) directing.

Downton Abbey is coming back! We do not yet know much about the film's plot, other than that it will again center on the Crawley family and their impressive estate. Founded in 1978, Carnival's many shows include Poirot, Hotel Babylon, Whitechapel and Dracula, as well as award-winning mini-series such as Traffik, Any Human Heart, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies and The Hollow Crown anthology.

Cape Canaveral rocket towers brought down to earth
For years the towers were known for their distinctive red colouring until anti-corrosive coatings were applied in the early 90s. The demolitions comes about seven years after the complex hosted its last launch.

Carnival has received a host of national and worldwide 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.

"Since the series ended, fans of Downton have always been waiting for the Crawley family's next chapter". But turns of events as the post-Edwardian clan rang in 1926 in the 2015 series finale kept things cheerful with Edith marrying - and outranking her entire family; Mary expecting her second child; Anna and Bates welcoming their first; Tom and Henry christening their fancy new auto dealership; Robert accepting Cora's role outside the house; Isobel and Lord Merton in wedded bliss; and more blossoming romance for the downstairs crew: Mrs Patmore & Mr Mason, Daisy & Andy, Baxter & Molesely...

The movie will go into production later this summer at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England, the main filming location for the show. A release date has yet to be set.

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