Studio confirms Downton movie
Downton Abbey is coming back as a movie. Focus Features said Friday it will begin production this summer on a Downton film to reunite the Crawley family on the big screen. Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the screenplay and will produce the film likely to be released next year. Primary cast members are all set to return. Over six seasons, Downton Abbey became a global hit, airing in at least 150 countries, and setting a record for a non-U.S. TV show, earning 69 Emmy nominations.