Period drama Downton Abbey isn’t well known for its abundance of force-wielding characters. This small detail hasn’t stopped Thomas Barrow (Rob James Collier) from whipping out the red lightsabre to show John Cates (Brendan Coyle) how it’s done. This isn’t a rotoscoped fan creation, no friends, this is the real deal.
Along with being a bit of fun, the six-minute clip, entitled “Downton Wars: Episode 1 — The Phantom Valet” is a promo piece to help garner funds for the Chilterns MS Centre in the UK. The target was £10,000, but at the time of writing it’s well over this goal at £13,293.
The best part is James Collier promised a new episode if £10,000 was raised, so here’s hoping for next instalment, “Downton Wars: Episode 2 – The Evil Butler Strikes Back!”, arrives soon!