The popular British drama series “Downton Abbey” may not be done quite yet, despite concluding its six-season run in late 2015.
Star Michelle Dockery, who played the pretentious yet good-hearted Lady Mary Crawley, recently spoke to The Telegraph, where she noted that “Downton Abbey” could continue on the big screen.
“I think there is potential for a film,” Dockery said. “That is something I would wholeheartedly consider, so we will see. It may not be over yet.”
Though no one on the production side of “Downton” has commented on the possibility of a film, it’s not unprecedented for a popular TV series to receive the big-screen treatment. “Sex and the City,” “Entourage,” “Doctor Who,” “Star Trek” and numerous other shows have been given feature-length films over the years. Why not “Downton”?
Fans will be happy to know that the on-screen family is close in real life as well. Dockery said she keeps in touch with her former cast mates and the relationships she formed during the show have stayed with her.
“The thing that I miss the most are my cast members,” she said. “But we are still very close.”
Dockery hasn’t wasted any time finding a new project post-“Downton.” The 34-year-old actress can next be seen in the upcoming TNT series “Good Behavior.”
“Downton Abbey was an incredible journey for six years and we were very sad to say goodbye,” Dockery said. “But it was the right time and it was very exciting actually leaving and going on to something like this and a whole new path in my career.”