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Just a couple of weeks after Downton Abbey opened in theaters, there’s already talk of a possible sequel. Why not? The film does leave you with a few questions about unresolved plot lines.

Of course, it all depends on how well the first movie does at the box office. That’s how it works with sequels. If a movie bombs, studios are usually reluctant to green light a second installment. But that’s not a problem for Downton Abbey.

Series creator and screenwriter Julian Fellowes is open to doing another film. In an interview with Variety, he said, “I don’t think we can talk seriously about that until we see how this film is received. And then, I’m sure there will be a conversation about it, though I couldn’t tell you which way it will go.”

The film’s executive producer, Gareth Neame, told Variety, “We like to think we live in democratic times and it’s all about the fans and the audience. If they love this and watch it, well then, we’re out to do more.”

We know this much: Downton Abbey fans can’t get enough of the Crawleys. If I had to bet on it, I’d say there will be a sequel.