A second “Downton Abbey” film seems to be doubtless – but it surely’s unlikely to occur anytime quickly, regardless of efforts to get author Julian Fellowes to drag some evening shifts, producer Gareth Neame says.
Fellowes and Neame had been quizzed a couple of sequel to “Downton Abbey: The Film,” which loved a profitable launch earlier this yr.
“Fortuitously, it has labored,” Neame mentioned on the Content material London convention’s Drama Summit. “It’s Focus Options’ largest movie ever, it broke the document held by ‘Brokeback Mountain’ for a few years, it’s Common’s largest launch within the U.Ok. all yr, and [it’s] to this point grossed about $185 million globally.
“All of us loved it. The actors loved it, so hopefully we’ll discover a method to come again for extra.”
However there are different extra speedy priorities. Fellowes and Neame are deep into big-ticket HBO interval drama “The Gilded Age,” which Neame mentioned was consuming each his and Fellowes’ time and vitality. Fellowes is at the moment going by way of casting rewrites on the present forward of manufacturing beginning subsequent spring.
“We gained’t begin taking pictures till March, and there are big units going up and we’re casting in New York in the mean time,” Neame mentioned. “Julian is doing quite a lot of rewrites, and he mentioned: ‘It could delay me pondering additional about this “Downton” endeavor.’ I mentioned: ‘I prefer to suppose you will have two shifts occurring, a day shift and evening shift, and the TV work can occur throughout the day and the writing on the “Downton” script at evening.’”