If you're one of the many TV viewers still mourning the absence of Downton Abbey on our screens, you may be delighted to know that its creator is bringing a new series to ITV.
ITV has finally got the green light to turn Julian Fellowes’ popular novel, Belgravia, into a TV adaption.
The show will begin filming this spring, and will be created by the producers behind Downton Abbey, Carnival Films, as well as, of course, Julian himself, who wrote Downton.
ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill said of the news, “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.”
Although Belgravia shares its creator with Downton, it’s won’t be too similar a story to the previous TV show.
Belgravia is set in ‘London’s grandest postcode’, way back in the 1840s, when different kinds of rich had begun to rub shoulders with one another.
The tale begins at the start of the Battle of Waterloo, in 1815, and the Duchess of Richmond’s now infamous ball, which saw many of the Duke of Wellington’s officers at the party quickly depart for battle…
ITV have said, ‘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.’
We’re certainly intrigued…
Casting for the new series has not yet been announced – nor has the date which the show is expected to air. But with Julian and the Downton team behind the scenes, we’re sure it’ll be a huge hit…
Check back for updates!