Here we are only three seasons into “Downton Abbey,” and we’re already hearing movie talk. Don’t these people know it’s supposed to be six seasons and a movie? (Applause to whoever out there gets the reference.) The upcoming story is rather bizarre, not only because of the idea of a movie based on the show, but also because of which actor is apparently talking about it.
While reportedly speaking to Metro, Dan Stevens, otherwise known as the man who couldn’t find time in his schedule to do anything for season 4 and thus had to be killed off, believes that there could be a movie in the future. Not only that, but it is possible that he would even be interested in taking part:
“I think we could start afresh if we hit the big screen and I would be up for that.”
Now, it is definitely possible that Stevens in part could be misinterpreted in this quote; “I would be up for that” could very well just be talking about the show starting afresh in a movie, and not about him actually wanting to appear. He’s a smart guy, and this show is not going to start taking on the themes of “The Walking Dead.” We wouldn’t put it past the show to have a Stevens flashback someday, but we imagine that it would be on the show, and not in a movie. Why? While a “Downton Abbey” movie would probably make a ton of money, we just don’t really think that it’s something that the world wants or needs. The series is perfectly suited for television, and we have a feeling that this is precisely where it will stay.
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