Could There Be A Downton Abbey Movie?
Downton Abbey executive producer Gareth Neame has said there might be a feature-length film of the popular TV show after its finale at the end of this year.
At the summer Television Critics Assocation (TCA) press event, Neame let slip that there is a chance that this year’s season may not be the last time viewers get to see the Crawley family, as when asked about the likelihood of the programme being continued, he said: “We might. There are no firms plans about that at all.”
However, he later added: “I think a Downton movie could be a wonderful thing.”
With regards to the upcoming series, series six is so far set to say goodbye to the entire cast, while similarly paying homage to those that have been lost over the years.
“The last season is reflective of all six seasons,” Neame continued during the TCA event. “I think we’ve never lost the memory of Matthew and Sybil.”
“We try to make the world very accurate,” he explained. “A family does talk about the departed members.”
The slowly ageing heirs of those deceased family members is also something to note in the upcoming season, with little Sybil and George Crawley becoming actual characters in season six, as opposed to just functioning as babies to family members, Neame added.
The sixth and final season of Downton Abbey is expected to air in Autumn 2015 in the UK, followed by a Christmas special.