‘Downton’ writer: Movie is ‘a bit of a rest from the whirlpool’ of 2019 news

The creator of Downton Abbey has promised “comfort and reassurance” from the movie.

Based on ITV’s hit period drama series, the long-awaited film will see almost the entire cast reunite when it arrives in cinemas later this month.

Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, writer Julian Fellowes admitted: “There is a very, very high level of expectation to meet, manage, and satisfy.”

Fellowes, who wrote all 52 episodes of the TV show, said that the movie will offer viewers a bit of escapism from the real-world events of the past few years.

He explained: “There is a certain dependability about Downton. In a world that is lacking in certainty, I hope that, for the price of a cinema ticket, viewers will get two hours of comfort and reassurance in return. A bit of a rest from the whirlpool.

“If we have managed that—and I dare to hope that we have—then I think we will all feel that we have succeeded.”

Fellowes also revealed that fans will get everything they’ve been hoping for: “I think of the movie as ‘Downton Plus’ – bigger, better, brighter.”

The Downton Abbey movie will be released in the UK on Friday 13th September and in the US on Friday 20th September.

Here’s a list of all the international release dates around the world.

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