‘Downton Abbey’ movie writer reveals if there will be a sequel

The creator of Downton Abbey has positive news for fans hoping for a second movie.

The first big screen spin-off of ITV’s popular period drama series is set for release this autumn, with (almost) the entire TV show’s main cast returning to their roles.

Set in 1927, the movie finished filming last November and a trailer was unveiled at Christmas.

Downton star Jim Carter, who plays Mr Carson, recently joined the discussion about a possible sequel.

The 70-year-old actor revealed that he was “sure people will entertain that thought” if the upcoming first movie is a hit.

Now we have even more hope for a sequel movie, coming from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes himself.

The Oscar-winning writer told The Sun: “I haven’t killed off half the cast in a Coronation Street-style crash so a follow-up is a definite possibility.”

(Coronation Street is a long-running British soap opera, renowned for doing a headline-grabbing storyline every few years that involves a mass cast cull.)

Laura Carmichael, who plays Lady Edith, revealed earlier this month that the movie has “upped the ante.”

The Downton Abbey movie arrives in cinemas around the world this September.

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