Fluff your skirts and polish the silver: it looks like the Crawley family may live to see another scandalous day, with official word a Downton Abbey movie is in the works.
Michael Edelstein, president of NBC Universal International Studios, confirmed it’s “been in the works for some time” and that production could start as early as next bloody year.
“We are working on getting the script right and then we’ve got to figure out how to get the [cast] together,” he told Associated Press at the opening of ‘Downton Abbey: The Exhibition’ in Singapore this week. “Because as you know, people go on and do other things. But we’re hopeful to make a movie sometime next year.”
Amazing news for fans who have been chomping at the bit for more drama since S6 wrapped two years ago.
But it appears to be *new* news for the actual cast, who told journos are the same event that no one from Universal had actually reached out to their agents about signing onto the movie.
Laura Carmichael, who of course played the typically insufferable Lady Edith (sorry, but she was), said:
“Well, tell my agent, because we’re still waiting to know. We’re hoping that will happen soon.”
And Sophie McShera, who you’ll of course remember as QT cook Daisy, seemed equally as out of the loop.
In the words of dowager Countess of Grantham, pull yourselves together and make a movie, for goodness sake.