‘Downton Abbey’ producer warns fans that second movie isn’t guaranteed

The Downton Abbey movie’s main exec has admitted that a sequel hasn’t actually been confirmed.

The long-awaited film finally arrived in cinemas earlier this autumn, topping the box office in the UK and the US.

Written by Downton creator Julian Fellowes and featuring almost all the original cast, the movie sees the Crawley family and their loyal staff preparing for a Royal visit from the King and Queen of England.

It’s been a huge success around the world, making far more money than the studio had dared hope.

But despite all the talk about an inevitable follow-up movie, Downton Abbey executive producer Gareth Neame has revealed that a sequel has still not been officially commissioned.

Neame told Forbes: “[A sequel is] not greenlit, it’s not confirmed, but the [first] movie’s done so well.”

He said: “We’re still early stages, but we are definitely moving forward with our thinking about what the next story would be, and when we may be able to do it.”

Neame added optimistically: “And I think we and the actors enjoy doing it a lot. So we certainly are going to try to move ahead and hopefully within the next year to two years, we will be making another one.”

The first film is released on DVD and Blu-ray next month, with a Deluxe Limited Edition gift set being released on the same day.

Hopefully if DVD sales are good, we’ll have more certain news about a Downton sequel soon!

The Downton Abbey movie is available to pre-order on DVD on Amazon.