From left to right, Allen Leech as Tom Branson, Tom Cullen as Lord Gillingham, and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary, in a scene from season 5 of “Downton Abbey.”
It’s official: Downton Abbey movie is coming out next fall.
A “Downton” film that will reunite the Crawley family on the big screen will be released in the USA on September. 20, 2019, Focus Features announced Wednesday. The company says that the film will be released in a week earlier.
“Since the series ended, fans of Downton have a long wait on the Crawley family the following section,” Focus chairman Peter Kujawski said in a statement.
He added, “We are excited to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and artists, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, to bring back into the world of Downton on the big screen in September.”
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Fans can expect to see a lot of familiar faces, including “the original principal cast — including Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Matthew Goode, and Michelle Dockery — will be included in the project.
Welcome back to Downton! We are happy to announce that #DowntonAbbey is coming to the big screen. Film begins this summer. pic.twitter.com/3scMUmosic
— Downton Abbey (@DowntonAbbey) On July 13, 2018
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Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the screenplay, and will also be a producer.
Over six seasons, “Downton Abbey” was a worldwide hit, broadcast in at least 150 countries, and a record for a non-AMERICAN tv shows with 69 Emmy nominations.
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Shooting begins today for the #DowntonAbbey film. Excited? Just a little bit. Photo courtesy of Lady Mary herself, @theladydockers.
Brian Percival, who directed the series’ pilot, is directing the film.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.