Arts & Theater

‘Downton Abbey’ movie to start production next year, NBC exec says

The cast and producers of “Downton Abbey” attend the launch of an exhibition about the television series on Wednesday in Singapore.
The cast and producers of “Downton Abbey” attend the launch of an exhibition about the television series on Wednesday in Singapore. The Associated Press

Are you one of the millions sad about “Downton Abbey” going off the air? Here’s some good news for you.

A movie based off the award-winning television series will go into production sometime next year, according to The Associated Press.

“There’s a movie in the works. It’s been in the works for some time,” NBCUniversal International Studios President Michael Edelstein told AP in Singapore on Wednesday at an event for “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition.”

The successful television drama – which is about the Crawley family in England during a time when World War I and the Titanic accident took place – ran for six seasons (2010-15) on PBS. It won several major awards, including a total of 12 Primetime Emmys and three Golden Globes.

The Guinness Book of World Records in 2011 credited “Downton Abbey” for scoring the highest critical ratings for an English-speaking TV show.

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