The Downton Abbey movie has been in talks for years without confirmed details—until now.
According to the AP, an executive from NBC Universal confirmed that they’d begin production on it in 2018.
“We are working on getting the script right and then we’ve got to figure out how to get the [cast] together. Because as you know, people go on and do other things. But we’re hopeful to make a movie sometime next year,” Michael Edelstein said.
Members of the cast and crew from the show told the AP that they weren’t aware of the movie’s confirmation, but seem to be ready to be part of it.
Edelstein said the plan is to have 20 cast members from the show—about half—as the movie’s focus.