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.”
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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.