Focus Features announced Monday that “Downton Abbey” is getting another film.
Production began last week on “Downton Abbey 2.”
“After a very challenging year with so many of us separated from family and friends, it is a huge comfort to think that better times are ahead and that next Christmas we will be reunited with the much-beloved characters of ‘Downton Abbey,’” said producer Gareth Neame.
This image released by Focus Features shows Elizabeth McGovern, left, as Lady Grantham and Hugh Bonneville, as Lord Grantham, in "Downton Abbey."
(Jaap Buitendijk/Focus Features via AP)
The 2019 film, coming three years after the series ending, made $194.3 million on a modest budget of less than $20 million.
The British historical drama series ran for six seasons from 2010 – 2015 on ITV in the United Kingdom and then PBS in the United States.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.