“Downton Abbey” fans are clamouring to see their favourite characters on the big screen, but that might not happen anytime soon.
The series’ lead star Joanne Froggatt told Variety there has been little progress on a “Downton Abbey” movie. “Selfishly, it would be great to get together for ten weeks and have a little reunion,” she said. “But in all honesty, I have no idea. I absolutely have no idea. There’s been talk, there’s been conversations, but nothing has happened. We’re all sort of leaving it up to the gods. We have no information.”
Her statements, however, may conflict with those of NBCUniversal International Studios President Michael Edelstein. The executive said this past June that “Downton Abbey” series creator Julian Fellowes has been working on a script: “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 thing.”
And although Froggatt is unsure of the franchise’s future, she’s more than happy to be involved. “I think we’d all like to do it,” the 36-year-old said. “For me, the show finished in a great place and a great time. We finished on a high. Everything must come to an end, all good things must come to an end. I was very happy with where we left it.”
The one-on-one with Variety took place ahead of Froggatt’s appearance at the Television Critics Association press tour for her new Sundance series “Liars”.