Carnival to make Belgravia follow-up
EPIX has greenlit a return to the period drama Belgravia from Carnival Films, this time set in 1865, 25 years after the Julian Fellowes original.
Helen Edmundson will write the eight-part Belgravia: The Next Chapter and also serve as showrunner; Fellowes exec produces alongside Carnival’s Gareth Neame, Nigel Marchant and Joanna Strevens. Filming begins early next year.
The new run centres on Frederick Trenchard, who has grown up as the third Lord Glanville, and his new love interest, Clara Dunn, who is a newcomer to London society.
Unaware that his birth was the product of an affair between his mother Susan and the scoundrel John Bellasis, a troubled childhood has left Frederick deeply insecure, which challenges his courtship of and marriage to Clara.
“With its cinematic scope, emotionally engaging story, and brilliant production design that brings the time period to life, Belgravia: The Next Chapter is an immersive story that will keep viewers riveted,” said Michael Wright, president of EPIX. “We can’t wait to see what Julian, Helen Edmundson and Carnival have in store for our audience.”
EPIX is to relaunch early next year as MGM+.
Image: Robert Viglasky/Carnival Films - © Robert Viglasky
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