“Downton Abbey” Movie Moves Forward

The “Downton Abbey” movie project is moving forward, with the big-screen adaptation of the period series set to head into production next year. I don’t see the sense of the this project, but as long as there’s a shilling to be squeezed out of these characters then the “product” will continue rolling out. The series, which follows the lives of an aristocratic English family, ended its six-season run on ITV in the U.K. and PBS in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016 respectively, and the producer of the show, Carnival Films, and its studio owner, NBCUniversal, have frequently spoken about making a “Downton”

movie. Noting a film has been in the works for some time, Michael Edelstein, president at NBCUniversal International Studios, told the Associated Press: “We are working on getting the script right and then we’ve got to figure out how to get the (cast) together. Because as you know, people go on and do other things. But we’re hopeful to make a movie sometime next year.”

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