Philip Glenister plays James Trenchard in Belgravia (ITV)
The six-part series began on Sunday 15th March 2020 at 9pm on ITV, and airs each Sunday after that at the same time.
The drama was announced in February 2019, and filming began in April 2019.
Like Downton Abbey, Belgravia will be made by production company Carnival Films. Filming locations will include London, the home counties, Edinburgh, Bath and Northumberland.
An ITV air date has not yet been announced – watch this space.
What is Belgravia about?
The six-part drama is set among the “upper echelon” of 19th century London society.
“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,” the ITV synopsis explains.
Executive producer Gareth Neame, who also worked on Downton Abbey, added: “In Belgravia he [Julian Fellowes] has painted a wonderful backdrop of 19th century society against which intrigue and dynastic power struggles will play out.”
The role of James Trenchard will be played by Philip Glenister, whose many credits include Mad Dogs, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes and Cranford.
Further cast includes Harriet Walter (Sense and Sensibility), Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones), 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).
Belgravia is created by the production team behind Downton Abbey, including Carnival Films’ Gareth Neame executive producing alongside Nigel Marchant, Liz Trubridge and Julian Fellowes, and is directed by John Alexander.
Secrets, lies & scandals behind the doors of London's grandest neighbourhood. Created by Julian Fellowes and from the producers of Downton Abbey. First look of new drama #Belgravia ???? Coming in 2020 to @ITVpic.twitter.com/vbEcfJcFDS