Creator of the hit ITV show, Julian Fellowes, has revealed that he wants to bring the show back to television screens on top of potentially writing a movie.
The prequel would hire a new cast of stars to play the show's beloved characters before they were seen on Downton Abbey.
"I think it would be possible to do a prequel that was re-cast and do a love story so you went right back and had the young cast arriving in the show as footmen and Mrs Patmore being a kitchen maid," the writer told The Sun.
Julian Fellowes also wants to write a movie for the celebrated ITV show
He hopes to show fan-favourite cast members 30 years before Downton Abbey
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He continued: "It would work if you told everyone's story from 30 years before. You could do that with a different cast."
Julian recently revealed that he is still hopeful for a Downton movie to happen but he also admitted it will be a struggle to get the show's original cast to star in the potential blockbuster.
"I hope there is going to be a film. I would like there to be a film," Julian told the Hampstead Literary Festival on Saturday.
Since the show's stars have become famous, getting them together for a movie may prove tricky
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The writer added that because Downton Abbey made the actors famous they now have busy schedules and it may be tricky to get everyone together.
"Now they have all gone off and they are doing films, theatre or TV series so it will be quite difficult rounding them up," Julian joked.
He told Evening Standard last month that work has already been done on a potential movie, revealing: "I've done some work on it because I don't want to be caught out if [the producers] suddenly say yes and then it's all go."
"We just need the green light at the beginning. So I don't know any more than that at the moment to be honest," he added.