Belgravia starts filming in the UK

Downton AbbeyPeriod drama series Belgravia has started filming in the UK for ITV and US-based cable channel Epix.

Based on a novel by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, the six-part series, named after the affluent neighbourhood in central London near Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace Gardens, charts a story of scandal and intrigue in the upper echelons of London society in the 1840s.

Carnival Films is producing the drama that Fellowes has adapted from his own book and that John Alexander has signed on to direct.

The shoot is set to span 15 weeks and stars Alice Eve, Tamsin Greig and Philip Glenister.

“It’s fantastic to be working again with Julian, a master storyteller,” said Gareth Neame, executive producer for Carnival Films, when the series was first announced.

“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.”

Fellowes worked with Carnival Films on six seasons of Downton Abbey that charted the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants between 1912 and 1926. The series was a huge ratings winner and a film version is scheduled for release this September. 

Image: Carnival Films/ITV


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