Airdate: Belgravia: The Next Chapter

Spin-off series follows the next generation of Belgravia’s residents.

Spin-off period drama Belgravia: The Next Chapter will screen in mid-January.

A continuation of the hit historical drama named for—and set in—the affluent London district that became synonymous with the upper echelons of London society in the 19th century, it follows the next generation of Belgravia’s residents alongside a few familiar faces.

The series from the team behind Downton Abbey and The Gilded Age, stars Harriet Slater as Clara Trenchard (née Dunn), Benjamin Wainwright as Frederick Trenchard, Edward Bluemel as Dr. Stephen Ellerby, Toby Regbo as Rev. James Trenchard, Hannah Onslow as Emily Dunn, Sophie Thompson as Mrs. Dunn, Claude Perron as The Marquise D’Etagnac, Sophie Winkleman as the Duchess of Rochester, and Elaine Cassidy as Davison.

Alice Eve as Susan Trenchard and Richard Goulding as Oliver Trenchard also return from the original series.

Belgravia: The Next Chapter picks up in 1871, three decades after the events depicted in the 2020 limited series, which was written by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, The Gilded Age) and based on his novel of the same name. Developed and written by critically acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Helen Edmundson, Belgravia: The Next Chapter tells the love story of Frederick Trenchard (Wainwright), the third Lord Trenchard, and his new love interest, Clara Dunn (Slater), who is a newcomer to London society. Unaware that his birth was the product of an affair between his mother Susan (Eve) 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 Carnival’s award-winning creative team behind the original series. Led by Gareth Neame, he and Nigel Marchant serve as executive producers with Julian Fellowes and Joanna Strevens. Helen Edmundson serves as showrunner and executive producer. The series is directed by John Alexander, Paul Wilmshurst, Marisol Adler, and Roger Goldby. Colin Wratten, who produced the original series, returns as producer. Belgravia: The Next Chapter is a Carnival Films co-production with MGM+ Studios and will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution. Carnival Films is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.

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