ITV has set the core cast for Belgravia. Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Friday Night Dinner), Philip Glenister (Mad Dogs, Living The Dream), Harriet Walter (Law & Order: UK, The Crown) and Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness, She’s Out Of My League) have all signed on to star in the six episode adaptation of Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ novel.
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.
Rounding out the cast of the series is 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).
The drama series, which is based on the 2016 novel of the same name, is set up at Downton indie Carnival Films. Fellowes himself is adapting the novel for television and he will also serve as an executive producer alongside Gareth Neame, Nigel Marchant and Liz Trubridge.
Epix is co-producing and will air the series state-side. Filming will take place at a range of stunning Victorian locations in London and the home counties, Edinburgh, Bath and Northumberland. Sense & Sensibility helmer John Alexander is attached to direct. NBCUniversal International Distribution will handle global sales. Colin Wratten (Killing Eve) is the series producer.