Rumors of Downton Abbey Film Are Picking Up Steam

The 'Sun' claims the popular British TV show isn't done yet
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2017 4:32 PM CDT
Downton Abbey Film Shooting This Fall. Maybe
Dame Maggie Smith reacts to news there may be a "Downton Abbey" movie.   (Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2015 for MASTERPIECE via AP)

Downton Abbey is coming back! Maybe! The Sun—admittedly not the most trustworthy of sources—reports a film version of the highly popular British television show about rich people and their staff has a script and budget and is set to start filming in September. “It would take something big to stop the project from happening now," an unnamed source tells the Sun. Downton Abbey was nominated for 69 Emmys, winning 15, before wrapping up two years ago, according to the New York Daily News. It was watched by millions of Americans. But there's one person who may not be excited to hear the news of a movie. Star Dame Maggie Smith says the show had run out of plot and gotten "too meandering" by the time it ended after 52 episodes. (More Downton Abbey stories.)

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