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A ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Is Finally Happening & The Original Cast Has Signed On!

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Aug. 20 2018, Updated 8:20 p.m. ET

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Channel your inner Dowager Countess and remain calm, Downton Abbey fans. The beloved TV series, which ended in 2015, is being made into a movie! And the best part? The original cast is returning for the big-screen treatment!

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Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, and Hugh Bonneville have all signed on.

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Focus Features is teaming up with Carnival Films to create the long-awaited film, which has been written by the series’ creator, Julian Fellowes, Deadline reported. The director of the show’s pilot, Brian Percival, will direct.

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Downton Abbey focused on the well-to-do Crawley family and their servants in the English countryside as they faced a changing world following World War I. Filled with plenty of humor and heartbreak, the PBS show quickly became a must-watch.

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“Since the series ended, fans of Downton have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter,” Focus chairman Peter Kujawski said in a statement. “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.”

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Michelle, who played Mary Crawley on the show, confirmed the news in an Instagram pic featuring her costar Laura Carmichael, who played her on-screen sister Edith. “The secret’s out... Thrilled to announce that #DowntonAbbey is coming to the big screen. Filming to commence this summer,” Michelle captioned the pic.

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