'Downton Abbey' Executive Producer Says a Movie Could Happen

Gareth Neame said it would be "a wonderful extension."

— -- While "Downton Abbey" will end after its sixth season, its executive producer has left the door slightly open for a feature film based on the popular period drama.

Gareth Neame hinted to The Hollywood Reporter that he and series creator Julian Fellowes would be interested in bringing the show to the big screen.

"It’s something that Julian and I have been contemplating," he said, "and would be a wonderful extension."

But fans shouldn't get their hopes up just yet.

Neame cautioned, "[I]t would be wrong to say there are any plans. There is nothing firmly in place."

Neame also said there are currently no plans for a "Downton Abbey" spin-off.

It was announced on Thursday that "Downton Abbey" will conclude next season. Season six will air in the U.K. later this year and premiere in the U.S. on PBS in early 2016.