Michelle Dockery seems to think there is a possibility we will get to see the Crawleys on screen again, in a Downton Abbey movie…
Downton Abbey was a ratings powerhouse on both sides of the Atlantic and — if we’ve learned anything about ratings powerhouses in this age of remakes and reboots — it’s that they hardly ever die.
Is there a chance that the popular period drama about the Crawley family and their extensive community of servants could make it back to the screen — this time, the big screen? According to Michelle Dockery (aka Lady Mary), yes…
“I think there is potential for a film,” Dockery told The Telegraph during an interview that mainly centered on other upcoming projects. “That is something I would wholeheartedly consider, so we will see. It may not be over yet.” It sounds like there is some interest in a potential Downton Abbey project from those involved in the TV show, but nothing official has been planned. This is in line with comments made by show creator and writer Julian Fellowes previously.
PBS, the US broadcaster who aired Downton Abbey, and ITV are currently looking to scoop some of the Downton audience up with their upcoming period drama miniseries about the ascension of Queen Victoria starring Doctor Who‘s Jenna Coleman as the monarch. Victoria debuts at the end of August on ITV (and is heading to America early next year).
As for Dockery, without any Downton Abbey reunion films officially planned, she is focusing her acting talents stateside. She will starring in TNT’s upcoming TV drama Good Behavior as drug-abusing con artist Letty Dobesh.
Dockery is currently in Santa Fe filming Godless, an upcoming Netflix western series co-starring Jack O’Connell and Jeff Daniels. So, Downton Abbey or not, Dockery has plenty of exciting projects to keep her busy.