Fans in the U.S. will be able to walk onto the set of “Downton Abbey” next month when a traveling exhibition dedicated to the British period drama opens up in New York.
“Downton Abbey: The Exhibition” has costumes, sets, and unseen footage from the ITV and PBS series. It has already traveled globally and will be in New York before moving around the U.S. It was put together by NBCUniversal International Studios and Imagine Exhibitions.
The U.S. launch comes as writer Julian Fellowes and the team behind the series continue to work on a long-awaited movie adaptation of the series, with reuniting the large cast seen as a key challenge.
Gareth Neame is an executive producer of the show and managing director of Carnival Films, the NBCU-backed production company that makes it. “This is a unique opportunity to step into ‘Downton Abbey’ – to wander through the sumptuous rooms the family inhabit, the kitchen and servants quarters below stairs, and to get right up close to many of the iconic costumes and props,” he said.
“The exhibition will appeal both to avid fans well-acquainted with the show as well as those who are only just embarking on the ‘Downton’ journey and want to see what the noise was all about.”