Downton Abbey's Jim Carter confirms the second movie will start filming next year – and he's seen the script

DOWNTON Abbey's Jim Carter has confirmed the second film is going ahead.

The actor confirmed the good news on This Morning and said he has even seen the script for the hotly anticipated follow-up.

Jim who played Mr Carson in the TV series and film appeared on This Morning to celebrate the Downton's 10th anniversary.

Hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby asked if there was any chance of a reunion happening.

That's when Jim dropped the bombshell.

"Holly, if you promise not to tell anyone, I’ll let you know that we’ve seen a script," he explained.




"The script for a second film is there."

Jim raved about the script saying "it’s very funny".

He added: "It’s got all the same characters in, all the regular characters, I think the will is that COVID-willing we will film it next year."

Jim then joked: "I don’t know if I can trust Phillip to keep this secret.

"But Holly I know will."

Right on cue, Phil was beside himself about the "big exclusive" the ITV show had just landed.

But as he probed Jim for more information, the actor's internet froze and they had to end the interview.

Downton Abbey fans, of course, were beside themselves at the news.

One Twitter user wrote: "OMG. There’s going to be a Downton Abbey film sequel!"

While another added: "That’s great news about another #downtonabbey movie to be filmed next year."

And a third said: "Fab news! Possible Downton Abbey 2 to be filmed next year!"

Jim's revelation comes as Downton's producers revealed earlier this year they were "committed" to making a sequel the popular film.

"We are totally committed to making a sequel if we can bring all the elements back," producer Gareth Neame explained.

"During the course of this year, we will have a script and we will try to assemble all the actors again, you know, as soon as we can."

Downton Abbey the film premiered in 2019 and made £153million at the global box office.

It is not clear if all the cast will returnas the first film ended with Dame Maggie Smith's character, Violet Crawley, thinking she would die.

While Maggie's fan-favourite Dowager Countess of Grantham might not be back for the sequel, producer Gareth said "take a little while to get it ready for the screen", hinting most of the major cast will return.

 

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