Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and the show’s executive producer have both said they would be open to making a film version of the hit ITV show.
In an interview with Deadline, Fellowes said there are currently no plans for a big screen adventure for the Crawley family and their servants but “you never know”.
Gareth Neame, the show’s executive producer, revealed he and Fellowes would consider a film adaptation as would many of the cast, “We are up for doing it, the cast is up for doing it. There are a lot of things to work out. We have the ambition to do it, but no firm plan about it or when it would happen”.
“I think we bring various things to a conclusion and anything unresolved is unresolved” says Fellowes of the show’s final season.
“I’m open to the idea of a movie but I’m not anxious to do it. In my experience, and naming no names, the movie of the series is often a disappointment. Normally they’re not very good because the film producer says, “Oh, it’s not going to be anything like the series,” and of course what you want is for it to be exactly like the series. I hope we would avoid that error in doing one, but I do have mixed feelings about it”.
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