A new TV project from the creator of “Downton Abbey” has received a series order. Variety reports that ITV greenlighted the project, an adaptation of Julian Fellowes’ 2016 novel “Belgravia.”
Fellowes is adapting the piece for TV. Variety reports that NBCUniversal’s Carnival Films, which was behind “Downton Abbey,” is producing the new show. Fellowes also has “The Gilded Age” in the works for NBC, due in 2019.
The report notes that “Belgravia” is “set in the titular upmarket area of London in the 1800s.”
“The story opens on the eve of Napoleon’s battle against the Duke of Wellington at Waterloo, at a high-society ball attended by many who will go on to lose their lives in the conflict, as well as Sophia Trenchard, the beautiful daughter of the duke’s chief supplier,” Variety reports. “It then follows events decades later when the emerging nouveau riche, including the Trenchard family, rub shoulders with London’s established upper classes, and when secrets from the past threaten to emerge.”