Popular British TV Show Downton Abbey Will Get A Movie Adaptation


There seem to be an awful lot of TV series that are getting their own movie adaptations, and the most recent one that will soon join the line-up is an adaptation of the British drama show Downton Abbey.

For the uninitiated, this show, which lasted 5 years from 2010-2015 and aired on ITV in the UK follows the aristocratic Crawley family, who live in the fictional estate named Downton Abbey in Yorkshire, England, which is located in the northeast region and is the biggest county in the UK. During the events of the show, it takes place between 1912 and 1926, and follows the great historic events of the era and the changes they make on the family and British hierarchy’s lives.

Popular British TV Show Downton Abbey Will Get A Movie Adaptation 1

“It’s been in the works for some time,” Michael Edelstein, president at NBC Universal International Studios, said Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.

Edelstein confirmed what we’ve been hearing for months while in Singapore at a red-carpet event for “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition.”

“We are working on getting the script right and then we’ve got to figure out how to get the (cast) together. Because as you know, people go on and do other things. But we’re hopeful to make a movie sometime next year,” Edelstein said.

Production is expected to begin in 2018, and while there’s no official word on the actors that may be appearing, Edelstein has stated that he wants to bring back the original 20 actors from the TV series.

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Source: Harper’s BAZAAR, huffingtonpost

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