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Downton Abbey Is Returning, With The Original Cast, To The Movies

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The secret is out and spreading fast: Following the massive success of the show’s six television seasons and after months of speculation, Downton Abbey, the movie, has won the green light to start filming late this summer with most of the original cast members and a probable release date for next year.

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Dame Maggie Smith              Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

Although no plot details have been released, it’s been confirmed that the script has been written by the show’s creator, Julian Fellowes, while Brian Percival who directed several episodes of the series, including the pilot, will also direct the movie, and Carnival Films will produce.

Focus Features and Universal Pictures will distribute the film.

The series, which ended in March, 2016, after 52 episodes, followed the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and the servants working for them at their Edwardian English country mansion at the turn of the 20th century.

It’s expected that the film’s story fwill pick up where the last season of the series ended. 

Michelle Dockery wrote on Instagram: ‘The secret’s out…Thrilled to announce that Downton Abbey is coming to the big screen”        Photo: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Joanne Froggatt will reprise her role as Anna Bates      Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Elizabeth McGovern, aka Lady Cora Crawley                    Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

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