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VIDEO: Jullian Fellowes Thinks DOWNTON ABBEY Musical Would Be 'Quite Good Fun'

DOWNTON ABBEY creator and School of Rock book writer Julian Fellowes chatted with CNN this weekend about the show's final season, the U.S. Presidential race and the possibility that his beloved historical television drama may one day make it to the stage.

Asked if there was a chance that 'Downton' could end up on Broadway, Fellowes replies , "people talk of a film and they talk of a stage play and a musical... you know some of the newspapers in England are quite determined there will be one of these, but nothing's fixed yet."

He continues, "I mean I'm sort of up for it, I don't sort of dig in and say, 'absolutely not.' I think they'd all be quite good fun."

The scribe goes on explain, "I mean a play would almost certainly mean a different cast, and that would be something for the public to sort of get past and embrace," but he quickly adds, "I do love Broadway openings, there's nothing like them!" Watch the interview in full below!

What do you think of the idea of DOWNTON ABBEY: THE MUSICAL? Tell us in the comments below!

Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock - The Musical features music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, with a book by Julian Fellowes and direction by Laurence Connor.

School of Rock - The Musical is produced on Broadway by Andrew Lloyd Webber for The Really Useful Group, Warner Music Group & Access Industries, The Shubert Organization, and The Nederlander Organization. Nina Lannan and Madeleine Lloyd Webber serve as Executive Producers.

Source: CNN




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