Now, three years after the series ended, the cast is officially reuniting for a Downton Abbey feature film.
"Since the series ended", Peter Kujawksi, chairman of Focus Features, who will distribute the film with Universal Pictures, "fans of Downton have always been waiting for the Crawley family's next chapter".
TV series creator Julian Fellowes penned the film's script and will executive produce the movie alongside Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge and Nigel Marchant.
The show ran for six seasons and follows the upstairs/downstairs lives of the wealthy Crawley family and their housekeepers in 20th century England.
The movie's plot is still under wraps, but all of the show's main cast has supposedly signed on for the film.
We're all cordially invited to return to Downton Abbey - this time, in theaters. The roster includes Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, and Joanne Froggatt, who will reprise their respective roles as Violet Crawley, Lady Mary Crawley, Robert Crawley, and Anna Bates.
Television's most beloved period drama will be returning to the big screen, with Deadline confirming a "Downton Abbey" movie has been given the green light.
The series garnered numerous awards including a trio of Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, a Special BAFTA award.
Focus chairman Peter Kujawski added: "Since the series ended, fans of "Downton" have always been waiting for the Crawley family's next chapter. We're thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of Downton to the big screen". The show was showered with awards, from Emmys to BAFTAs to Golden Globes - some more deserved than others - but it was always a joy to watch, even when it was occasionally ridiculous (the less said about Patrick the mystery man in bandages or Matthew's wonderful "I've been paralyzed but I can definitely suddenly stand and catch a falling woman" miracle the better). 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.