It's time to once again return to 'Downton Abbey.' The celebrated drama is getting a movie, so pour a cup of tea and find out which of your favorites are set to return.
The "original principal cast" will begin production later this summer, the film's producers said. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
Over six seasons, Downton Abbey became a global hit, airing in at least 150 countries, and setting a record for non-U.S. television shows with 69 Emmy nominations. The series finale - a Christmas special - brought the story to a seeming close on New Year's Eve 1925.
A film exploring the next chapter of the Crawley family has always been rumored ever since the series made its final bow in 2015 after six decorated seasons.
Fans of Downton Abbey can breathe a sign of relief - a film of the hugely successful TV series has finally been confirmed after much speculation.
"Since the series ended, fans of Downton have always been waiting for the Crawley family's next chapter", Focus chairman Peter Kujawski said in a statement.
It was first reported that a movie adaptation was in the works previous year.
Brian Percival, who directed the series' pilot, will direct the film. 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. Julian " s [Fellowes, who created the show] script charms, thrills and entertains and in Brian Percival's hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as "Downton' comes to the big screen".