Rejoice: We're Getting a DOWNTON ABBEY Movie

The world of Downton Abbey can be celebrated right now in the first ever fully immersive experience: Downton Abbey: The Exhibition.

Soon, though, you'll have another option - at the movies.

Focus Features announced Friday that a Downton Abbey movie is officially in the works with much of the principal cast set to return. Most important of all, perhaps: Highclere Castle will return as the family's base. "Julian's script charms, thrills and entertains and in Brian Percival's hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as "Downton' comes to the big screen".

The show's creator Julian Fellowes has written the film's screenplay, and he is also going to co-produce as well.

The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country home.

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"Since the series ended, fans of "Downton" have always been waiting for the Crawley family's next chapter", said Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski in a statement. "Film production begins this summer", the studio tweeted. The movie will be directed by Brian Percival, who previously directed the series' pilot.

This undated publicity photo provided by PBS shows, from left, Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Grantham, Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham, Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley, Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley, Allen Leech as Tom Branson, Jim Carter as Mr. Carson, and Phyllis Logan as Mrs. Hughes. It won three Golden Globes and 15 Emmys on top of 69 total nominations over the years.

The official Twitter account for the series broke the news over social media to "cordially invite" fans to see the film, which will be screened in cinemas.

During the course of six series, it became the most nominated non-American TV show in the history of the Emmy Awards.

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