‘Downton Abbey’ movie sequel will only happen on one condition

Plans are already underway on a follow-up to the Downton Abbey movie.

The film was released in the US last week, having topped the UK box office earlier this month.

Based on ITV’s hit period drama series, the big screen outing reunites almost the entire cast as the characters prepare for a very special Royal visit in 1927.

Discussing the possibility of a sequel with Digital Spy, producer Gareth Neame revealed that the Downton creative team have “a plan” for another movie.

However, it’ll only be made if the first film is enough of a financial success.

Neame commented: “We need the movie to do well. If it does really well and the fans vote with their feet.”

He explained: “The challenge we have is that people all around the world have been used to watching it on television, but we need them to go out and buy a ticket and see it in cinemas.”

Downton creator and writer Julian Fellowes reiterated: “It all depends on how the picture is received. If the audience like it enough, then there may be another one. If they don’t, then there won’t be.”

Michael Engler, who directed the movie, also told ET Online: “Certainly it wouldn’t happen if there wasn’t a success at the box office.”

In the meantime, you could always just make your own sequel!

It’s been announced that Highclere Castle, the main filming location for Downton Abbey, is being listed on Airbnb for one night only in November.

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection DVD box set is available on Amazon.