We've hoped, we've prayed, and now pre-production of the Downton Abbey movie is officially under way.
President of NBCUniversal International Studios Michael Edelstein confirmed today that the long-awaited feature film of the PBS Masterpiece series has “been in the works for some time” and is slated to begin production in 2018. Edelstein continued on to say the Downton Abbey team is working on the script, which will be penned by the series' creator, Julian Fellowes, and has begun tackling the logistical nightmare of getting 20 returning cast members in the same place at the same time. Yikes. But also...cue happy dance.
This thrilling announcement comes over a month after PBS first heralded news of the film.