‘Belgravia’ gallery: First look at ITV’s new period drama from ‘Downton Abbey’ creator

Belgravia is set to premiere on ITV in the coming months and now we have our first preview.

Based on Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ New York Times bestselling novel of the same name from 2016, the new TV adaptation is set in London in the 1840s.

Belgravia is directed by John Alexander (Sense & Sensibility) and executive produced by Downton Abbey boss Gareth Neame.

The cast is led by Tamsin Greig (Episodes), Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) and Harriet Walter (Downton Abbey).

They’ll be starring alongside Alice Eve (She’s Out Of My League), Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children), Richard Goulding (The Windsors), Adam James (Band of Brothers), Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner), Saskia Reeves (Luther) and James Fleet (The Vicar of Dibley).

Here’s our first look at Tamsin Grieg as Anne Trenchard and Alice Eve as Susan Trenchard…

The six-part mini-series was filmed earlier this year at Victorian locations across London and the home counties, Edinburgh, Bath and Northumberland.

Here’s a sneak peek at Ashes to Ashes star Philip Glenister as James Trenchard…

The official synopsis reads: “Belgravia is a story of secrets and scandals 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 eve 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 neighbourhood. ”

Lastly, here’s Doctor Foster actor Adam James as John Bellasis, with Alice Eve as Susan Trenchard…

Belgravia is expected to premiere on ITV in the UK later in 2019 and on American premium cable network EPIX in the US at a later date.

The new series will top off a successful year for writer Julian Fellowes, with the Downton film currently riding high at the box office around the world.

The Downton Abbey movie is available to pre-order on DVD on Amazon.