Downton Abbey movie to be released next year
The 'Downton Abbey' movie is set to be released in September 2019.
The hugely popular British period drama - which ran from 2010 to 2015 and starred the likes of Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith - is currently being turned into a motion picture, and it has now been revealed by the production's distributor Focus Features that it will hit screens next year.
UK fans of the series will be able to catch the movie from September 13 2019, whilst North American fans will have to wait an extra week before they can head to theatres on September 20.
Focus chairman Peter Kujawski said in a statement: "Since the series ended, fans of 'Downton' have long been waiting for the Crawley family's next chapter. We're thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of 'Downton' to the big screen next September."
Production of the movie began last month, with original cast members including Hugh, Maggie, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, and Elizabeth McGovern, being joined by new faces Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James, Simon Jones, David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Phillips, and Stephen Campbell Moore.
Gareth Neame - who will produce the motion picture alongside creator Julian Fellowes, and Liz Trubridge - said recently: "We are excited that photography is about to start on the long-awaited film and that the beloved main characters will be joined by such exceptional actors playing new roles unique to the movie."
While plot details are yet to have been revealed, the film will tell the story of the fictional Crawley family and their servants who work for them in an English country home in the early 1900s.