A sequel to the Downton Abbeymovie is apparently already in the works, and as die-hard Downton fans, we couldn't be more excited.
The Sun reported that due to the success of the first film (*cough cough* - takings of £110 million in a month), a second movie is already in the pipeline.
Yep, you read right. The big-screen version of the original series, which stars Michelle Dockery, Dame Maggie Smith and Jim Carter, has so far taken more than £110 million despite only being out 26 days.
It's reported that writer Julian Fellowes has been told to start work immediately on a follow-up to cash in on demand. And we're certainly not complaining.
A TV insider told The Sun: “Downton’s popularity as a film has been phenomenal.
“It took £60million in America alone and has been a roaring success. Julian and the team are over the moon with how it played out. No one expected it would be this big.
“The commercial viability of a second film is now a dead cert, so Julian has been told to start putting pen to paper on the follow-up.”
The period drama originally ran for six fabulous seasons between 2010 and 2015. Then, much to our delight and three years after Downton's doors closed, it was announced that a film adaption would be gracing cinema screens.
The film, which also stars Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern premiered in London last month, where Julian Fellowes told The Sun: “We’ll have to wait and see for a sequel. It depends on how the film is received.”
Producer Liz Trubridge told Her that a second film would be possible, because there are still lots of stories to be told.
She said: "There are other stories to tell here, and of course - yeah, I think we would all be up for doing another one if it was right. But right now, I just want to make sure this one is received well - and if it is, it'd be great to do another one.
"It's something, I think, that we'd all love to do."
It's something we'd all love to see, too, Liz. Watch this space.
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