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'Downton Abbey' creator Julian Fellowes hints that a sequel is in the works

The movie adaptation of the hit ITV series was met with international praise

2020-01-22

Words: Steve Brown

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has hinted that a sequel to the 2019 movie is in the works.

The critically acclaimed TV series ended after six series and was the highest rated series in the UK across all channels and built up a substantial global following and racked up 51 Emmy nominations since it began back in 2010.

Fans were left wanting more when the period drama ended and thankfully creator Julian Fellowes was on hand to bring the beloved characters back for a movie adaptation.

The majority of the original cast – including Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith, Matthew Goode and Joanne Froggatt – all returned for the big screen adaptation.

With Harry Potter star Imelda Staunton joining the cast and went head-to-head with the sassy Maggie Smith character.

The movie also featured a police raid on a gay club where butler Thomas Barrow was visiting.

And now, Fellowes has teased that there is more to come in the franchise but is currently focusing on his new project The Gilded Age.

According to MailOnline, he revealed the news while speaking at the Winter Television Critics Association press tour, the writer said: ‘Give us a break, guv. Not until I’ve finished the scripts for The Gilded Age.’