It might be Downton Abbey’s final season on TV but this might not be the last we see of it
Downton Abbey fans the land over were pretty distraught when it was announced that the upcoming sixth season of the show would be the last (sob!).
But viewers have been given a glimmer of hope that it’s not the end of the period drama as the programme’s executive producer has openly thrown his support behind a MOVIE version – yay!
With the cast currently promoting the last series on the Summer TCA Tour in Los Angeles, Gareth Neame refused to rule out a film. The producer said: ‘There’s rumour and speculation. I’m not denying anything.
‘I think a Downton movie could be a wonderful thing. But we don’t have a script or plan yet.’
Eek! PLEASE let this happen!
Gareth thinks there’d be ‘a lot of rich territory’ for a big screen version of Downton to cover. The final season will finish in 1925, four years before the devastating stock market crash of 1929, so it could easily lead on to a fascinating period to be documented in a movie.
It’s not the first time that the idea has been discussed either. Julian Fellowes, the show’s creator and writer, has previously admitted that he’s ‘open’ to the idea of a feature-length flick. We’ll TRY not to get our hopes up but… we’re so excited!
Regardless of whether a film ever comes to fruition or not, the last series of Downton Abbey sounds pretty juicy! Apparently some old faces will return and there’ll also be a continued focus on Lady Mary’s unresolved love life.
Making the final series has been an emotional experience for the cast, many of whom have been with the show since the very beginning.
Michelle Dockery, who’s played Lady Mary through all the good time and the heartbreaks, has admitted that she ‘didn’t want to leave’ the set of Highclere Castle in West Berkshire, whilst Lady Edith actress Laura Carmichael says: ‘We had a good cry.’
Don’t shed too many tears guys – you could be back there filming Downton Abbey the MOVIE one day (we hope!).