Few series have such an impact on the nostalgic British public as ones that hark back to a time of pomp, petticoats and proper English etiquette.
You only have to look at the success of Downton Abbey, which ended in 2015, after an impressive six series', and its cross-generational audience of dedicated fans.
Dedicated fans have been left with a definite Downton-shaped hole in their lives since the series wrapped. But rumours about a Downton movie have been circulating since 2016. Each little tidbit of information leaked gets us that little bit more excited – like that time Jim Carter (Mr Carson) let slip the cast had been asked to clear their schedules for possible filming, or when the shows' creator Julian Fellowes told Good Morning Britain that "Most of the cast are up for it."
So it seems like a safe bet to say a Downton movie is definitely on the cards, but it might actually be sooner than we think.
Actor Jeremy Swift (who plays butler Spratt) yesterday told daytime television darling Lorraine Kelly that they had been sent a script… but that it had mysteriously vanished. "There is a film script which we've all been sent," he said during the interview, "but it disappeared in a Mission Impossible style from our emails. With a little puff."
Hmmm, clever marketing, perhaps? Creating their own hype, are they? Not that Downton needs it. So far it seems like logisitics are the only thing halting proceedings, as a huge cast means actors are off working from all corners of the globe.
Let's hope the magic of a certain English Country Manor is enough to entice them back for filming soon.