Julian Fellowes’ new series, Belgravia, promises more Britlicious drama and scandal

2019-02-18 14:51
 
Julian Fellowes

Cape Town – ITV has commissioned a 6-episode adaptation of Julian Fellowes' book Belgravia, filming will start in the autumn of 2019.

Belgravia is a story of secrets and dishonour amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 19th century. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful evening of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come as secrets unravel behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode.

It will be produced by Carnival Films, producers of the global hit Downton Abbey, and is distributed by NBCUniversal International Distribution.

Belgravia reunites the creative team behind Downton Abbey with Julian Fellowes adapting his bestselling novel for the screen and Carnival Films' Gareth Neame executive producing alongside Nigel Marchant, Liz Trubridge and Julian Fellowes. John Alexander will direct the limited series with Colin Wratten producing, with casting that is currently underway.

"We're delighted to be reuniting with Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and Carnival Films to produce Belgravia," says Polly Hill, ITV's head of drama, in a statement.

"It's a tale of scandal and intrigue set in 1840s London with some wonderful characters spanning two generations at its heart."

Gareth Neame says "It's fantastic to be working again with Julian, a master storyteller. In Belgravia he has painted a wonderful backdrop of 19th century society against which intrigue and dynastic power struggles will play out".

"We are delighted to be partnering with ITV once again .. for this fantastic event series.”

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