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'Downton Abbey' Fans Will Love ITV's New Period Drama

'Downton Abbey' Fans Will Love ITV's New Period Drama

A new period drama from doyen of the genre, Julian Fellowes, is coming to ITV this month - and we finally have a release date.

Adapted from the novel by Fellowes - the man behind Downton Abbey - Belgravia arrives on screens at 9pm on Sunday 15th March 2020.

The six-part limited series tells the of secrets and scandals that permeate the lives of the 19th Century London's upper class society.

(Credit: ITV)
(Credit: ITV)
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According to ITV, "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 London's grandest neighbourhood."

A good clue that we're on to a good thing, the series reunites Downton Abbey's award-winning team, including Fellowes, Gareth Neame, Nigel Marchant and Liz Trubridge, who are executive producing.

The series is set to be riddled with scandal (Credit: ITV)
The series is set to be riddled with scandal (Credit: ITV)

John Alexander (Sense & Sensibility) will be directing while Colin Wratten (Killing Eve) is producing.

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The drama's ensemble cast includes Tamsi Greig (Episodes), Philip Glenister (Mad Dogs), Harriet Walter (The Crown), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children), Richard Goulding (The Windsors), Alice Eve (She's Out Of My League) and Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones).

Also making up the cats list is James Fleet (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Adam James (Band of Brothers), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), Diana Hardcastle (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Paul Ritter (Chernobyl), Saskia Reeves (Luther) and newcomer Jack Bardoe.

Alice Eve stars (Credit: ITV)
Alice Eve stars (Credit: ITV)

The first episode will see the Trenchard's ascent London's wealthiest neighbourhood, Belgravia, as they assimilate into the aristocratic society they now find themselves is. However, a decade-old love affair rears its head and threatens to throw their lives into disarray.

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We can't wait to sit down and watch this on Sunday with a cuppa.

Belgravia begins at 9pm on Sunday 15th March on ITV.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Entertainment, ITV

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.