When you think of a ‘Downton Abbey’ revival, what comes to mind?
Well, the BBC will be bringing it back, according to the stars of the drama series.
The BBC has said it will bring back the ‘drama queen’ to the world of British television as part of its upcoming 30th anniversary celebrations.
The announcement comes on the heels of the BBC’s new 30th-anniversary special ‘The Downton Companion’, which will premiere on the BBC this Sunday.
The series focuses on the life of the late Queen Victoria, and the life and times of the members of the Downtons family.
The Downtonian cast and crew will be reunited for a new one-hour special, which will be called ‘Dance With the Daughters’.
The revival will also feature a new version of the classic television show ‘The Old Woman’, which is the first to feature a female lead.
“It’s a bittersweet moment for me, but I think it’s a very good time to do it,” Downtonic star Olivia Colman said in a statement.
“I hope the show has some of that legacy, and I hope it will have a little bit of the old, the old charm.
I know there are going to be some who will find the new version funny.”
Colman will be joined in the new series by her fellow Downtones, Catherine Tate and Julie Walters.
‘Downtontahouse’ will air on the same day as the BBC Christmas special, ‘Dancing with the Daughess’, which stars Olivia Colmelly as a new wife of the new Duchess of York, Sophie Traynor.
The original series also featured Olivia Colmans sister and co-star Joanna Colman.