Tamsin Greig and Philip Glenister will star in new ITV drama Belgravia.
The series, written by Julian Fellowes, enters production just as the Downton Abbey creator is working on his new Netflix series, The English Game. The six-party drama for ITV and EPIX is produced by Carnival Films, the makers of Downton Abbey.
The series is a story of secrets and scandals among 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.
The limited series reunites Fellowes (adapting his own novel for the screen) with Carnival’s Gareth Neame, who is executive producing alongside Nigel Marchant, Liz Trubridge and Fellowes. John Alexander (Sense & Sensibility, Trust Me) will direct all episodes with Colin Wratten (Killing Eve) producing.
In front of the camera, the stellar ensemble cast is led by Tamsin Greig (Episodes), Philip Glenister (Mad Dogs), Harriet Walter (The Crown) and Alice Eve (She’s Out Of My League). They are joined by Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children), Richard Goulding (The Windsors), James Fleet (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Adam James (Band of Brothers), Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner) and Saskia Reeves (Luther).
Filming is now underway and will take place at a range of Victorian locations in London and the home counties, Edinburgh, Bath and Northumberland.