Today ITV have confirmed that Julian Fellowes' Belgravia is coming to the channel with the announcement of a six-part series.
The adaptation of Julian Fellowes' best-selling novel will see the award-winning creative team behind Downton Abbey reunited for the ITV adaptation with Carnival’s Gareth Neame executive producing alongside Nigel Marchant, Liz Trubridge and Fellowes.
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.
Filming begins in spring and is a co-production with premium cable network, EPIX. Casting is still underway for the series but we do know that the series will be directed by John Alexander (Sense & Sensibility) and produced by Colin Wratten (Killing Eve).
Speaking about the new series, ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill said "We're delighted to be reuniting with Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and Carnival Films to produce Belgravia for ITV. It's a tale of scandal and intrigue set in 1840s London with some wonderful characters spanning two generations at its heart."
Executive Producer Gareth Neame added “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 and look forward to working with EPIX to introduce US audiences to this fantastic event series.”
Belgravia will air on ITV