Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt has revealed that she still has “no information” about whether the movie is actually going to happen.
Confirmation of the long-awaited big screen spin-off of ITV’s hit period drama finally seemed to have arrived in June.
The president of NBCUniversal International Studios officially announced that a Downton Abbey movie would begin filming in early 2018.
But since then it’s all gone very quiet again, with the cast apparently being none the wiser about what’s going on.
Joanne Froggatt, who played Anna Bates in all six seasons of the show, told Variety at the Television Critics Association press tour: “Selfishly, it would be great to get together for ten weeks and have a little reunion. But in all honesty, I have no idea. I absolutely have no idea. There’s been talk, there’s been conversations, but nothing has happened.”
She added: “We’re all sort of leaving it up to the gods. We have no information.”
However, Froggatt admitted that if the movie doesn’t happen then she’s content to leave it be.
She said: “For me, the show finished in a great place and a great time. We finished on a high. Everything must come to an end, all good things must come to an end. I was very happy with where we left it.”
There have been rumours that the Downton Abbey movie could be a prequel, featuring new younger actors taking on the roles of some of the show’s iconic characters.