A sequel to the Downton Abbey movie is reportedly in the works 2 weeks ago

A sequel to the Downton Abbey movie is reportedly in the works

It's been less than a month since Downton Abbey hit the big screen.

But a sequel to the film is reportedly in the works - and we couldn't be more excited.

The Sun report writer Julian Fellowes has been told to start working on a follow-up to the film, after Downton Abbey took in over €122 million since its release.

An insider said:

“Downton’s popularity as a film has been phenomenal.

“It took £60million in America alone and has been a roaring success. Julian and the team are over the moon with how it played out. No one expected it would be this big.

“The commercial viability of a second film is now a dead cert, so Julian has been told to start putting pen to paper on the follow-up.”

The historical drama originally ran for six seasons from 2010 and 2015. And then last summer, a little more than three years after Downton's doors closed, it was announced a film adaptation was on the way - much to fans' delight.

Producer Liz Trubridge previously told Her a second film would be possible as "there are other stories to tell here".

She said:

"It's a horrible cliché to say, but we genuinely have all become a family - we've been together for so long now, and it was great to come back together.

"There are other stories to tell here, and of course - yeah, I think we would all be up for doing another one if it was right. But right now, I just want to make sure this one is received well - and if it is, it'd be great to do another one.

"It's something, I think, that we'd all love to do."