Most of the key cast members have already agreed to the project, with Hugh Bonneville and Joanne Froggatt (who play Earl Robert Crawley and Lady Mary's maid Anna respectively) already confirming the good news on Twitter. Unfortunately, Hollywood sweat-heart and Mumma Mia! actress Lily James has announced that she won't be returning as Lady Rose, but oh well.
The production is expected to start in August with the release coming in 2019, although the exact release date is yet to be confirmed. No hint of the plot has been given away but it should follow the events of season six’s finale which included Lady Mary’s pregnancy, Lady Edith’s marriage and Anna giving birth to a healthy baby boy – a well deserved happy for poor Anna who was one half of the show's most unfortunate couple.
Time for a glass of champagne to celebrate. Carson?
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30 Apr 19 – 31 Aug 19, 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM