Watch first trailer for Julian Fellowes’s new ITV period drama ‘Belgravia’

ITV has released the first trailer for Belgravia.

The new six-part mini-series is based on Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’s New York Times bestselling novel of the same name from 2016.

Set in London in the 1840s, the upcoming TV adaptation stars Tamsin Greig (Episodes) and Philip Glenister (Life on Mars).

The cast also includes Harriet Walter (Downton Abbey), Tom Wilkinson (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), 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).

Downton Abbey boss Gareth Neame has executive produced the series, which is directed by John Alexander (Sense & Sensibility).

Neame previously commented: “…[Julian Fellowes] has painted a wonderful backdrop of 19th century society against which intrigue and dynastic power struggles will play out.”

Watch the trailer:

The official synopsis reads: “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.”

Belgravia will premiere next year on ITV in the UK and on American premium cable network EPIX in the US.

2020 is set to be an exciting year for Julian Fellowes fans, with his Netflix drama series The English Game and his much-anticipated The Gilded Age series also on the way.

Julian Fellowes’s novel Belgravia is available on Amazon.