It’s a tale of simmering secrets set in Victorian London.

By Southern Living
January 22, 2020
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With news of Julian Fellowes’ upcoming miniseries The Gilded Age fresh on our minds, we’d almost forgotten about another Fellowes-penned 19th-century drama that’s set to air this year. It’s called Belgravia, and it’s based on a novel written by the Downton creator himself.

The six-part series is based on Fellowes own novel Belgravia, which was published in 2016. It tells the story of two families in Victorian-era London and the ways in which they’re entangled while guarding secrets that threaten to come to light after decades. The miniseries will take up the story and bring it to life in spectacular period fashion. As becomes evident in the show’s trailer, which is available to watch below, the series is full of long-held family secrets and simmering scandals.

Watch the trailer:

EPIX describes the series as “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 neighborhoods.”

Belgravia stars Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Emma), Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness, Ordeal by Innocence), Ella Purnell (Sweetbitter, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Philip Glenister (The Hollow Crown, Bel Ami), Jack Shalloo (1917, Dickensian), Harriet Walter (Downton Abbey, The Crown, Call the Midwife), Tom Wilkinson (Shakespeare in Love, Michael Clayton), and Adam James (A Little Chaos, Deep State). It’s directed by John Alexander (Sense & Sensibility) and written by Julian Fellowes. The series also reunites Fellowes with Downton co-creator and executive producer Gareth Neame, who will executive produce alongside Nigel Marchant and Liz Trubridge.

Belgravia, a co-production between ITV and EPIX, will air on ITV in the UK this year. It will air on EPIX in the U.S. beginning on April 12 at 9/8 c. Until then, revisit Downton Abbey and enjoy the series’ first look photos. Also, you can find the book upon which the series is based at Amazon.com.

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Will you tune into the new series Belgravia when it’s released? Have you read the book upon which it’s based?