Belgravia: Julian Fellowes is open to writing a second series

Belgravia creator Julian Fellowes has said he'd be open to penning a follow-up to his new ITV drama

Belgravia, a brand new six-part series from Carnival Films coming to ITV and EPIX in 2020, tells Julian FellowesÕ intriguing tale of London society in the 19th Century.

PICTURED:Harriet Walter as Lady Brockenhurst, Ella Purnell as Lady Maria Grey, Tamsin Greig as Anne Trenchard

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The award-winning creative team behind Downton Abbey reunites with Fellowes, who has adapted from his bestselling novel of the same name for television screens, joined by a stellar ensemble cast including Tamsin Grieg, Philip Glenister, Harriet Walter, Tom Wilkinson and Alice Eve.

 

Filming completed earlier this year at a range of stunning Victorian locations in London and the home counties, Edinburgh, Bath and Northumberland. 

 

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 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 LondonÕs grandest postcode. 

 

Carnival FilmsÕ Gareth Neame is executive producer alongside Nigel Marchant, Liz Trubridge and Fellowes. John Alexander (Sense & Sensibility, Trust Me) directed the limited series with Colin Wratten (Killing Eve) producing.

Downtown Abbey creator Julian Fellowes already has plenty on his plate – The Gilded Age, Netflix’s The English Game, a potential Downton Abbey film sequel – and it seems like he may be about to add another project to his growing to-do list.

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Fellowes’ upcoming ITV period drama Belgravia (adapted from his book of the same name) hasn’t even aired yet, but he’s admitted that he could open to penning a second series if there was enough interest.

Asked at the press premiere of the show about whether he might write a series two, Fellowes said: “For me, this is a completed story, although whenever I say this to any of the actors, they disagree with me violently, so I’m not sure we know the definitive answer to that, really. We’ll have to see. If anyone wants anymore…”

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PHILIP GLENISTER as James Trenchard.

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Speaking at the same event, series star Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) joked: “I do [want a second series], we film in Twickenham just round the corner from where I live, [it’s] perfect!”

Belgravia is set in the upper echelons of 19th century London society, pitting the nouveau riche like the married Trenchards (played by Glenister and Tamsin Greig) against the likes of Lady Brockenhurst and the Earl of Brockenhurst (Harriet Walker and Tom Wilkinson).

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The six-part series will begin on Sunday 15th March 2020 at 9pm on ITV, and will air weekly.