Focus Options introduced Monday that “Downton Abbey” is getting one other movie.
The sequel will arrive in theaters on December 22 this yr and have the unique principal forged of “Downton Abbey.”
“Downton” creator Julian Fellowes has written the sequel’s screenplay, and Simon Curtis (“My Week With Marilyn”) is directing.
Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and 86-year-old Maggie Smith will all be again, together with some new faces, together with Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West.
Manufacturing started final week on “Downton Abbey 2.”
“After a really difficult yr with so many people separated from household and mates, it’s a enormous consolation to suppose that higher instances are forward and that subsequent Christmas we can be reunited with the much-beloved characters of ‘Downton Abbey,’” mentioned producer Gareth Neame.
The 2019 movie, coming three years after the collection ending, made $194.three million on a modest funds of lower than $20 million.
The British historic drama collection ran for six seasons from 2010 – 2015 on ITV in the UK after which PBS within the United States.
The Related Press contributed to this report.