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Day One of a Downton-less future dawns, and we wake up, happy for a brief moment until we remember the terrible truth: The last-ever episode of Downton Abbey went out last night.

But do not despair! There’s a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. The Crawley household might be back on our screens sooner than we think—the big screen, that is.

In an interview with Deadline, Downton‘s creator Julian Fellowes had this to say about a possible movie in the works:

“I’m very pro-movie. I hope and think there’s a very good shot.”

Fellowes is no Hollywood newbie, of course. His script for Gosford Park won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 2002, and he has been involved in many other screenplays since. It seems only natural that he may consider a feature-length version of our favorite show. But there’s one drawback, as Julian explained:

“They have to be sure to have enough of the cast. They’ve all rushed off into other work in television, films, plays… so I imagine it would be quite a job getting all the ducks in a row. But I’m not anti it at all.”

Sounds promising. Don’t hold your breath for a TV spin-off though: “There’s plenty of potential,” said Fellowes, “but as far as I know there are none planned.”

So that’s that, then. Though in these dark days, we mustn’t lose hope. As Maggie Smith‘s Dowager Countess once said: “Don’t be defeatist, dear. It’s very middle class.”

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.