The Creator Of "Downton Abbey" Has A New Rich British Person Period Drama In The Works

by Stephanie Maida · June 6, 2019

    Fans of Downton Abbey will surely get their fix when the movie hits big screens this September, but creator Julian Fellowes has yet another period drama up his sleeve and it's got all the British society drama you crave.

    Set to air on ITV and Epix, the show is called Belgravia (which, to this day, is one of London's swankiest neighborhoods), and is based on Fellowes' 2016 novel of the same name. The six-part miniseries began filming in April, and follows the 19th century Trenchard family, a rising middle class clan who are invited to the legendary (and actually historical) ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo. Per the show's description, "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 neighborhood."

    Secrets, scandals, and high-society costumes! What more can you ask for? Well, besides the air date, which, unfortunately, we don't know yet. If you just can't wait for the drama, though, you can always get a head start by reading the book.

    [Photo via ITV/Epix]