‘Belgravia’ news: More details on ‘Downton Abbey’ team’s new ITV period drama

Julian Fellowes’ new period drama series for ITV will begin filming this spring.

Based on the Oscar-winning English screenwriter’s 2016 book of the same name, Belgravia is being produced by Carnival Films, the makers of Downton Abbey.

Described as “a tale of secrets and scandal,” the New York Times bestselling novel is set in London in the 1840s, over seven decades before the events of Downton Abbey.

The six-part series will be directed by John Alexander (Sense & Sensibility) and is a co-production with American premium cable network, EPIX.

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.”

The original Belgravia book is available to buy on Amazon.

Also coming up in 2019, Downton creator Julian Fellowes has the upcoming Downton Abbey movie, Netflix drama series The English Game (exploring the origins of football in the late 1800s), NBC’s much-anticipated The Gilded Age series, an adaptation of Paul Torday’s novel The Girl On The Landing, Masterpiece movie The Chaperone (reuniting with Downton star Elizabeth McGovern), and Rothschild banking dynasty drama Five Arrows.

The Downton Abbey movie is set for release in cinemas worldwide this autumn.

Belgravia is expected to premiere later this year on ITV in the UK and on EPIX in the USA.

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection DVD box set is available on Amazon.