It鈥檚 been more than two years since聽Downton Abbey said it鈥檚 farewells and聽ended our love affair with the Crawley family. As sad as it鈥檚 been without the fam around, we鈥檝e held out hope that it wouldn鈥檛 be final, as聽rumors swirled聽around that we鈥檇 get to see the fam once more, this time on the big screen.聽Fans can now rest easy, because confirmation has just come from the show鈥檚 creator himself, Julian Fellowes. In fact, according to reports, the story has already been written.

The Sunhas gotten intel thatthe cast and crew have been told to prepare for their return to the Abbey (actually Highclere Castle) this fall, and Fellowes has already penned a script, as聽he was worried that he鈥檇 be caught off guard if the film got financed. 鈥淚 don鈥檛 want to be caught out if the producers suddenly say yes and then it鈥檚 all go,鈥 he said. Luckily, they did, and filming is set to begin in September, though there鈥檚 no official word yet聽if any of the series regulars have signed on.

Dame Maggie Smith, in particular, has said that she鈥檚 wary of if the show could even translate into a film. 鈥淭hey talk about there being a film but who knows鈥 I just think it鈥檚 squeezing it dry, do you know what I mean? I don鈥檛 know what it could possibly be. It鈥檚 too meandering.鈥

Fingers crossed she鈥檒l have a change of heart by the time filming begins!

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