Downton Abbey” TV series may have ended, but the movie adaptation is making progress. According to Variety, the big-screen version of the hit Drama Series will head into production in 2018. It can be recalled that “Downton Abbey” follows the lives of the English aristocrats, Crawley family.

Season 6 sadly ended in the UK on ITV and in the U.S. on PBS, in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Since then, the producer of the TV series, Carnival Films, along with studio owner NBC Universal, has frequently talked about the movie project.

‘Downton Abbey’ in the works

According to Variety, the film has been in the works for some time. The President of NBC Universal International Studios, Michael Edelstein, revealed to Associated Press how they are working on the script delicately. Edelstein wants every little detail to be just right.

They are also trying to figure out to reunite the original cast. After all, the people behind the project are considering the fact that people come and go and move onto other things. At the end of the day, Edelstein remains hopeful of executing all plans so that they can do the film sometime next year. Edelstein discussed all of this during a conversation with Association Press during the Singaporean leg of the “Downton Abbey” exhibition.

Cast reacts to ‘Downton Abbey’ movie

Other stars that were at the event say they had not yet heard about the feature project they all responded positively to the news. Laura Carmichael, who plays one of the aristocrats named Lady Edith, said, “Well, talk to my agent because we are still waiting to know. We are hoping that will happen soon.”

Sophie McShera, the 32-year-old actress who portrayed the cook named Daisy said that she seemed a bit behind about the news.

She never got any confirmation and has no idea of what is happening. However, she expressed interest in joining the film if it is indeed going to happen.

One of the famous stars in the hit series is Dan Stevens. He recently portrayed the iconic role of Beast in 2017’s “Beauty and the Beast.” He worked alongside “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson.

Hopefully, as Stevens is one of the leads, he can also join the upcoming movie.

Julian Fellowes, the person who penned the series, is also working on the upcoming film’s script. Recently, a spokesperson from NBC Universal confirmed the possible production of “Downton Abbey” movie next year. Follow me to stay updated on more news about "Downtown Abbey."