It was inevitable. The good performance at the box office of the film 'Downton Abbey' – cost 17 million dollars and raised 190 – quickly launched a second installment and now Julian Fellowes, its creator, has given us new details on when it will get to work with the sequel.
First you have to end 'The Gilded Age'
Fellowes has taken advantage of the promotional campaign of 'Belgravia', series based on a book written by himself, to clarify that you first have to finish writing 'The Gilded Age'. He has been trying to push it forward for years and it seems that this time it will be the good one, so there will be no more 'Downton Abbey until then.
Starring Louisa Jacobson, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Baranski, Blake Ritson, Amanda Peet, Morgan Spector, Taissa Farmiga, Simon Jones and Denée Benton, the series is located in New York during the city boom in the 1880s. Initially it was going to air on NBC, but it will finally be seen on HBO.
Fellowes has pointed out that 'The Gilded Age' is in "reasonable good health"and its shooting is expected to start at the end of 2020. It will be after that when I resumed 'Downton Abbey 2', so it seems unlikely that it will be released before 2022. Four years have passed between the end of the series and the film, so it falls within a reasonable margin.
Via | Deadline