Last week, Universal Pictures announced that beloved PBS television series Downton Abbey will be adapted into a film set for release next year, and fans delighted at the news.

The movie based on the TV show — which ran for six seasons from 2010 to 2015 — is set to be released in North America on Sept. 20, 2019 and exactly one week earlier internationally.

The series follows the lives of the fictional, upper-class Crawley family in early 20th-century England.

This week, several stars from the show — including Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern and Dame Maggie Smith — were seen shooting scenes from the upcoming film in Wiltshire in South West England.


Downton Abbey won several awards, including Emmys and Golden Globes, during its run and broke a record by becoming the most-nominated non-U.S. television series at the Emmys after receiving 69 nominations over the course of five years.

The movie adaptation of the series will feature the original cast, including Bonneville, McGovern, Smith, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael and Matthew Goode. 

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