‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Cast and Crew Get Ready for Final Season; Talks Movie Plans — Details Here!
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PBS and BBC have earlier announced that this upcoming season will be the final one for “Downton Abbey.” As the cast and crew gathered in California for the annual Television Critics Academy event to meet with the press, the actors revealed details on what the sixth season will be like and where the show goes on after this.
“I think a ‘Downton’ movie could be a wonderful thing,” said Gareth Neame, one of the executive producers of the series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “There is this speculation about whether we’d make a Downton movie, and we might. It’s something we’ve talked about,” he added. However, Neame said that there are still no concrete plans for this. The script to the movie has not yet even been written.
The cast and crew of “Downton Abbey” are currently filming the final season in the U.K. and there are two more weeks left before they wrap up everything with finality.
“It’s strange saying goodbye to the castle,” said Laura Carmichael (playing Edith), via Entertainment Weekly. “It felt like, for a split second, it wasn’t our home anymore — and, of course, it never was our home, but it felt like it. As soon as they said ‘cut’ on that day, you realized it was just pretend. It was very emotional; we didn’t want to leave.”
When asked about the final season’s storyline, Hugh Bonneville (playing the Earl of Grantham, Robert Crawley) said, “The final season has the flavor of an end of an era. We visit a neighbor in the county who literally has to sell the estate’s silver. It’s a scene of a once grand estate is being fragmented. Robert…does see that change is necessary. He wants to conserve the best of the past but absolutely understands that the future beckons.”
“Downton Abbey” Season 6 will begin its broadcast on PBS in the U.S. in January 2016, but it will be available on the BBC in the U.K. months earlier.