The Downton Abbey Movie Is Really Happening — See the First Photo!
The long-awaited Downton Abbey movie is finally, truly happening! After an eternity of rumors about a potential feature film swirled following the beloved PBS period series' finale in 2015, the Downton Abbey movie was officially given the green light back in June 2017 and is filming this Summer. And now we have our first glimpse of it!
With production underway, star Michelle Dockery — who played Lady Mary Crawley in all six seasons — shared a black-and-white photo of the set on Instagram. There's not much we can make out, other than that Dockery appears to be in a sitting room of some kind with costar Jim Carter, who played gruff butler Charles Carson. Still exciting though, no?
Julian Fellowes, who wrote the TV series, penned the screenplay for the movie (meaning more sassy lines from Lady Violet, which is something we can all get behind). As for who you can expect to see from the original cast besides Dockery, keep an eye out for Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, and a handful of other members of the Crawley family. But don't hold your breath for Rose Aldridge — Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again star Lily James is opting out.
Check out Dockery's first on-set photo, as well as the show's official announcement, ahead!