Epix & Julian Fellowes reunite for ‘Belgravia’ sequel series


US network Epix has commissioned Belgravia: The Next Chapter (working title), a continuation of the historical drama that it broadcast in 2020.

Produced once again by Carnival Films, as a co-production with Epix Studios, shooting on the eight-part series will commence early next year in the UK, and it will premiere in the winter of 2023. It will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.

The series will pick up in 1865, 25 years after the events depicted in the 2020 limited series, Belgravia, which was written by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) and based on his novel of the same name.

Developed and written by Helen Edmundson (DalglieshMary Magdalene), it will tell the love story of 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.

The series reunites Fellowes with Carnival’s creative team—led by Gareth Neame— with both Fellowes and Neame serving as executive producers with Carnival’s Nigel Marchant and Joanna Strevens. Helen Edmundson acting as showrunner and executive producer.

John Alexander, who directed the original series, is lead director and executive producer. Colin Wratten, who produced the original series, will also return as producer.

“With its cinematic scope, emotionally engaging story, and artistic production 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.”

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