Julian Fellowes new period drama commissioned by ITV

Julian Fellowes new period drama commissioned by ITV

We loved settling down to watch Downton Abbey every Sunday evening and we can’t wait to see the upcoming film in cinemas later this year. Although this will probably be the last we get to see of the Crawley family and their servants, the recent news that the ITV have commissioned a brand new period drama series by Downton’s creator Julian Fellowes will hopefully be there to fill that Downton hole.

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The new series will be called Belgravia and be based on the Belgravia novels by the author. Filming for the six-part series will begin in Spring this year with casting already under way. It will also be co-produced by the same production company as Downton so we’ve got high hopes for the drama series!

Belgravia is set in the 19th century and will share the secrets and scandal of high society in upmarket London. The story follows the events following a ball hosted by Duchess Richmond after the Battle of Waterloo and will be focussed on the Trenchard family whose lives will be changed forever.

ITV’s head of drama Polly Hill said: “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.”

Fancy reading the book before you watch the seires? You can purchase Belgravia the novel here.