Julian Fellowes Keen For Big Screen Adaptation Of ‘Downton Abbey’ | Film News
With the ITV period drama Downton Abbey now at a close, its writer Julian Fellowes has revealed his latest thoughts on a potential film. Whilst promoting the final series in the US, Fellowes told Variety.com:
““I’m completely up for a movie. There are various considerations, which of the cast would be available. That would be a big thing. If we couldn’t get enough of them to do it, it wouldn’t really work. But as far as I’m concerned, I’m completely up for it.”
Executive producer of the hugely sucsessful show, Gareth Neame adds:
“There may be but still there’s nothing to confirm at the moment. These are all conversations we are having. Julian and I haven’t shied away from saying we would like to do it. The cast would be up for doing it. But it’s a whole new thing to put together. It’s a whole new beast. It’s a whole way off were it to happen.”
Despite the final episode airing last year, resulting in –Spoiler– Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) finally getting married, it is unknown whether this potential film would continue from the events of the series, or with a whole new cast of characters. Fans of the show however, will just have to wait and see!