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08/02/2019

ITV Commissions Six Part Adaptation Of Julian Fellowes' Belgravia

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ITV's Head of Drama, Polly Hill, has confirmed commission of Julian Fellowes’ six part series, Belgravia, to be produced by Carnival Films, producers of the global hit Downton Abbey.

The series, which begins filming in spring 2019, is a co-production with premium cable network, EPIX.

Belgravia reunites the award-winning creative team behind Downton Abbey with Julian Fellowes adapting his bestselling novel for the screen and Carnival’s Gareth Neame executive producing alongside Nigel Marchant, Liz Trubridge and Fellowes. John Alexander (Sense & Sensibility) will direct the limited series with Colin Wratten (Killing Eve) producing. Casting is currently underway.

Commented Polly Hill: "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."

Commented Gareth Neame: "It's fantastic to be working again with Julian, a master storyteller. In Belgravia he has painted a wonderful backdrop of 19th century society against which intrigue and dynastic power struggles will play out. We are delighted to be partnering with ITV once again and look forward to working with EPIX to introduce US audiences to this fantastic event series."
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