Downton Abbey movie sequel in the works from Carnival Films
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Carnival Films chairman Gareth Neame has confirmed that they’re already in the process of developing a possible sequel to the Downton Abbey movie which was a continuation of the award-winning beloved series.
The film had its theatrical release last September and grossed over $180 million worldwide. The movie is available now on Digital and will release on Blu-ray and DVD on December 17, which you can pre-order now by clicking here!
“We’re having those conversations. We’re working on what the story is, and when we might be able to make it. But it’s the same as the first time around: We have to try to get everyone back together again. And that was very challenging.” Neame said.
The Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital bonus features for the first film will include deleted scenes, exclusive roundtable interviews with the cast, a series recap, a feature commentary with director Michael Engler, and featurettes including The Royal Visit, True to the Twenties, Welcome to Downton Abbey, and The Brilliance of Julian Fellowes.
The critically acclaimed show’s main cast had return for the feature including award-winning actress Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, and Elizabeth McGovern. In addition to the original cast, Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton (Maleficent, Doctor Who), Geraldine James (Sherlock Holmes), David Haig (Killing Eve), Tuppence Middleton (Sense8), Simon Jones, Kate Phillips, and Stephen Campbell Moore also appeared in the film.
Also returning from the series is its creator Academy-Award winner Julian Fellowes who wrote the film’s screenplay and had also serve as a producer alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge. The Downton Abbey film was directed by Michael Engler. Series producer Nigel Marchant also returned to executive produce.
The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country home. Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, a Special BAFTA award and 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys – even earning a Guinness World Record for the highest critically rated TV show along the way.