ITV will air the production based on a story by Downton Abbey deviser Julian Fellowes.
“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.” – ITV Head of Drama, Polly Hill
ITV has confirmed commission of Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia, a six parter to be produced by Carnival Films, producers of the global hit Downton Abbey.
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.
The production comes from the same creatives behind Downton Abbey.
The series, a co-production with cable network EPIX, reunites the award-winning creative team behind Downton Abbey with Julian Fellowes adapting his bestselling novel for the screen and Carnival’s Gareth Neame executive producing alongside Nigel Marchant, Liz Trubridge and Fellowes. John Alexander will direct the limited series with Colin Wratten producing.
The casting process is currently underway and filming is expected to begin in Spring 2019.
“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.” – executive producer, Gareth Neame