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A Downton Abbey film is quite possibly happening

by Paul Heath

Downton Abbey film: Julian Fellowes has apparently already started writing the screenplay.

There isn’t an official green light on a Downton Abbey film yet, but that hasn’t stopped the award-winner putting pen to paper.

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Julian Fellowes has confirmed that he has started writing the Downton Abbey film. The film hasn’t officially been given the official go-ahead yet, but the award-winning writer has confirmed in an interview with London’s Evening Standard that he doesn’t want to be left on the back foot if and when the studios come knocking.

“I’ve done some work on it because I don’t want to be caught out if [the producers] suddenly say yes and then it’s all go,” Fellowes said. “Can we round up all the cast? Can we get them? Also we just need the green light at the beginning. So I don’t know anymore than that at the moment to be honest.”

Here’s a little more about the story of the original ITV series.

This British drama series follows the lives of the Crawley family and its servants in the family’s classic Georgian country house. The series begins with the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, which leaves Downton Abbey’s future in jeopardy, since the presumptive heirs of Robert, Earl of Grantham — his cousin James, and James’ son, Patrick — die in the catastrophe, leaving the family without a male offspring to take over Downton when the current lord dies. The point is important since Lord Grantham’s children are daughters — Ladies Mary, Edith and Sybil, but the facets of their lives and of those of the below-stairs staff — also a highly regimented world — have fascinating story lines.

The original television show ran for six seasons, and ended officially back in 2015. Since the, Fellowes has set his mind on musicals, working on the likes of The Wind In The Willows, Mary Poppins and School Of Rock.

We will keep you updated on the planned Downton Abbey film as soon as it comes our way.

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