If you feel like you have a painful Downton Abbey-shaped hole in your life, the good news is that you might not have to wait long for it to be filled. Jeremy Swift – who played Septimus Spratt in the hit period drama – has revealed that the film could be made as early as this year.
"It's supposed to be happening – filming – this year, but it hasn't been locked down yet," the actor told ITV's Lorraine Kelly. "It's just getting everybody in that same space and time. I think there's a huge appetite for it."
He even revealed that some members of the cast have already been sent a script, but that it has since mysteriously disappeared.
"There is a film script that we've all been sent but it disappeared in a Mission Impossible style from our emails. With a little puff."
A reason for the script disappearance may be because no definite plans for the film have been made. Carnival Films, which produces the drama, told the BBC that there is no concrete news to get excited about just yet.
"There are still no firm plans about when a film might go into production," they said. "When the future plans are certain we will of course make an announcement at the relevant time."
Either way, it provides a great excuse to binge on the six seasons just in case and recap on our December cover star and Downton actress Lily James' cover shoot, if the film is confirmed anytime soon.
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