After the great success of Downton Abbey, creator Julian Fellowes signs a new TV series: when does Belgravia arrive and what is it about
The intricate events of the noble Crawley family in the fictional estate of Downton Abbey in the Yorkshire countryside born from the pen of Julian Fellowes have kept fans glued to the screen. The creator of the successful costume drama series about the British aristocracy is now trying again with a new mini-series: Belgravia.
The new series takes its name from Fellowes' book, Belgravia, which tells the story of several families living in an exclusive neighborhood of London in the first half of the nineteenth century. Once again a costume drama, made of six episodes only, where the lives of the residents of Belgravia are intertwined with the major historical events of the time, during the Regency Age in the United Kingdom, which was followed by the Romantic uprisings and the Napoleonic wars. In this context, the characters are not only nobles, but also the new rich of the upper middle class that in that period manage to appear in the high ranks of English society: a real confrontation between different social classes, where there is no lack of climbers, prejudices and ambitions.
Belgravia: the plot
The story begins on the night between 15 and 16 June 1815 in Brussels, two days before the Battle of Waterloo. During a ball organized by the Duchess of Richmond for the Duke of Wellington, James and Anne Trenchard, a wealthy upper-class couple who have a business, are also present. During the ball, the heir to one of the richest and most famous families in England, Edmund Bellasis, falls in love with the daughter of the rich bourgeoisie, Sophia Trenchard. Their union will provide heat for generations to come, and after 26 years, when both families live in the elegant London neighborhood of Belgravia, old disagreements resurface.
Belgravia: the cast
Once again Fellowes is joined in production by Gareth Neame, along with Nigel Marchant and Liz Trubridge. Belgravia's director is John Alexander, who previously directed Sense and Sensibility, while the cast includes Tamsin Greig and Philip Glenister, who play Anne and James Trenchard, while Emily Reid takes on the role of daughter Sophia. As Edmund Bellasis, son and heir of the Earls of Brockenhurst, is actor Jeremy Neumark Jones.
Belgravia: when and where to see it
The new series from the creator of Downton Abbey, which has won 15 Emmy Awards, is Belgravia, based on his 2016 novel of the same name. It's scheduled to debut at 9:15 p.m. Oct. 6 on Sky Series and will also be streamed on the NOW Tv platform.