Downton Abbey producer Gareth Neame and creator Julian Fellowes are already talking sequel!
That’s right, just days after the film opened in theaters to the tune of a whopping $31 million, Neame and Fellowes spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the possibility of a sequel. They echoed each other saying that its the love for the Downton brand that will push them to make a sequel happen.
“We’ve got some ideas about what we do next if it happened,” Neame told the outlet. “The fans have been used to watching all six seasons of the television show at home in the comfort of their living rooms and for this to work, the fans have to be motivated to get out and buy tickets and go to the theater. If the fans do that, then the movie will do well, and there will be an appetite amongst all of us to maybe revisit the whole thing.”
Fellowes added that he would “never say never” to the idea of another Downton film. “We just have to see if there’s an appetite for it, if there’s a taste for it, and see where we would want to go with the different stories,” he said.
Downton Abbey earned an “A” CinemaScore and 95% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.