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Downton Abbey creative team reuniting for Belgravia limited series

Story by Jack Foley

THE creative team behind Downton Abbey are reuniting for a new six-part ITV drama series called Belgravia.

The series will be based on Julian Fellowes’ own best-selling novel of the same name and will see Fellowes working with Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge and Nigel Marchant – all executive producers on Downton.

Belgravia takes places in London during the 1840s and centres on the Trenchards, who accept an invitation to a ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the evening of the Battle of Waterloo.

The ball sets in motion a chain of events that have dramatic and long-term consequences, as secrets begin to unravel.

In a statement, Neame said: “It’s fantastic to be working again with Julian, a master storyteller. In Belgravia, he has painted a wonderful backdrop of 19th Century society against which intrigue and dynastic power struggles will play out.”

Prior to Belgravia, which has yet to be cast, there’s the small matter of the Downton Abbey movie, which is due for release on September 13, 2019, in the UK and September 20, 2019 in the US.

The film will find all of the original cast returning, including Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley, Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates, Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley and Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley.

Cast member Allen Leech, who played Tom Branson in the series, has previously confirmed that the movie’s storyline will be set months after the final TV episode.

“It picks up not too long after the series ended,” he said. “So, time-wise, I think we’re eight or nine months after.”