‘Downton Abbey’ News & Update: Julian Fellowes Hints Coming Of Movie, Musical Adaptations? Will Original Cast Be Retained?
The favorite British-American historical period drama, "Downton Abbey," already concluded in 2015, but fans still haven't moved on from its ending. With that, there are a lot of plans to adapt the television series to a musical and even to a movie.
"Downton Abbey" series creator Julian Fellowes hinted that they are about to return, but this time, on the big screen. "I would be surprised if there wasn't a 'Downton' movie. Most movies you essentially make as a punt, because you don't know if there's an audience for it," the 67-year-old director told Yahoo! TV.
Julian Fellowes is dead sure that there are a lot of people who want to see a movie version of "Downton Abbey." Of course, fans are looking forward to see their favorite TV series cast acting the same way again in the film adaptation.
The English novelist also added that the upcoming motion picture will definitely a sequel to the series, so the story will be near enough to the original with the same stars and roles. Aside from the planned movie adaptation, Julian Fellowes also teased that there's a possibility "Downton Abbey" will have a musical. However, if this will indeed happen, the actor believed that the show's entire cast should be replaced.
This is because not all of the "Downton Abbey" stars are good singers. "They've talked about a Downton musical. There are various people interested in doing it, but it would mean a different cast as I don't remember any of them as particularly gifted singers," he said, per Daily Mail.
With all these planned adaptations for "Downton Abbey," fans have no wish but to make these things happen. It was in 2010 when the British-American television series first hit the TV screens and ended after five years with six seasons. Everyone took their final bow with a Christmas Special while singing "Auld Lang Syne" together.