PBS PERIOD DRAMA ‘DOWNTON ABBEY’ IS COMING TO THE BIG SCREEN!

It’s happening folks! There will be a Downton Abbey movie!

Fans of the hit PBS period drama will get to see their favorite characters on the big screen, with the original cast including Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith reportedly set to return.

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Directing the film will be Brian Percival, with show creator Julian Fellowes penning the screenplay. Shooting is expected to begin in September.

It is hard to overstate how popular the Downton Abbey Masterpiece series became in its six years on the air. A global favorite, the show garnered countless awards, from Emmys and Golden Globes to SAG Awards and BAFTAs.

The show centered around the Crawleys, a well-to-do family residing in the English countryside, and the lives of their servants. Cast memeber Joanne Froggatt who played Anna Smith on the series, tweeted out her excitement, saying, “Delighted to announce we’re getting the band back together!”

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