‘Downton Abbey’ movie chatter kicks off again after Emmy nominations

This morning was clearly a good one for “Downton Abbey,” at least when you stop for a minute and consider some of the massive Emmy love that the series received. While we didn’t personally love every element of the final season (the whole hospital story was rather meh), we did appreciate much of what the writers poured into it and are grateful that it did receive some due recognition.

Also, we are excited to see that the love has led to there being once again some more movie speculation. Speaking per Deadline on the subject, executive producer Gareth Neame made it clear that this is something that, if the schedules were all to work, that he would like to see unfold:

“We’ve said we want to do the movie … But it’s a complicated thing to put together because the cast are all off doing other things. It’s not a straightforward leap from one thing to the next. [Creator] Julian [Fellowes] and I are enthusiastic to do it, and so are the cast, I believe, so hopefully it will happen. There are just no guarantees at the moment.”

While “Downton” did receive a great deal of love as a whole, we were a little surprised that there were so few acting nominations. Dame Maggie Smith highlighted the list, which shouldn’t be a shock given the treasure trove of awards she has won for playing Violet since the beginning of the series. She does not often travel to many of these award shows, so it will be interesting to see if she does so here.

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