The big screen reunion of Downton Abbey is confirmed Image: TWITTER
The nail-biting drama set in the fictional Yorkshire country house, Downton Abbey, featuring the story of the aristocratic Crawley family, ran on TV for six seasons and garnered numerous awards and accolades from fans from 2010 to 2015. The much-awaited series is now coming back on the big screen as the makers of Downton Abbey made an official announcement on Twitter recently.
The stories of the aristocratic Crawley family, their friends and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country home, entertained viewers throughout the series. And after the show went off-air, the star cast of the series was quite eager to return for a big-screen debut of the famous 'Downton' and all its grandeur.
The British drama won a trio of Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards and a special BAFTA award for its brilliant costumes, storytelling, and cinematography. The official account of the show celebrated the news on Twitter with a picture of a butler holding a silver platter and carrying a card that read: “We cordially invite you to return to Downton Abbey — Only in Cinemas.”
According to reports, the producers confirmed the original principal cast is on board and actors such as Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, and Hugh Bonneville will be part of this much-awaited movie. The shooting starts in September as the creator of the series, Julian Fellowes, has completed the screenplay.
And here's how fans of the show are celebrating the news of the big-screen return of the movie.