'Belgravia': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the historical drama on Epix

Based on a book by Julian Fellowes published in 2016, the series follows the newly rich Trenchards and the established Earls and Countess of Brockenhurst


                            'Belgravia': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the historical drama on Epix
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Belgravia is full of secrets. And the Belgravia of Julian Fellowes' world is filled with intrigue, secrets and scandals among England's richest.

Based on a book by Fellowes published in 2016, the series follows the newly rich Trenchards and the established Earls and Countess of Brockenhurst. The two families aren't all that different from each other - they share a secret and now, more than 25 years later, the cat threatens to leave the bag. 

Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming series on Epix. 

Release date:

'Belgravia' will premiere on Epix on April 12, 2020. 

Plot:

According to the official synopsis of the limited series, "'Belgravia' is a story of secrets and scandals amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 19th century. 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 neighborhoods."

Cast:

Tom Wilkinson as the Earl of Brockenhurst

Diana Hardcastle and Tom Wilkinson attend the "Belgravia" photocall at Soho Hotel on February 17, 2020 in London, England. (Getty Images)

Academy Award nominee Wilkinson is best known for his roles in 'In the Bedroom' and 'Michael Clayton'. For his performance as Benjamin Franklin in 'John Adams', the actor won a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Film.

Tamsin Greig as Anne Trenchard

Tamsin Greig attends the "Belgravia" photocall at Soho Hotel on February 17, 2020 in London, England. (Getty Images)

Greig is most popular for her role of Fran Katzenjammer in 'Black Books', Dr. Caroline Todd in Channel 4's most beloved sitcom 'Green Wing', Beverly Lincoln in 'Episodes' and Jackie Goodman in 'Friday Night Dinner'. 

Philip Glenister as James Trenchards

Philip Glenister attends the "Belgravia" photocall at Soho Hotel on February 17, 2020 in London, England. (Getty Images)

Glenister is best known for his performance as DCI William Bell in 'State of Play', and DCI Gene Hunt on 'Life on Mars' and Reverend Anderson in 'Outcast'. 

Harriet Walter  as the Countess of Brockenhurst

Harriet Walter attends the "Herself" premiere during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 24, 2020 in Park City, Utah. (Getty Images)

Walter is known for her work in 'Sense and Sensibility', 'The Governess', 'Villa des Roses', 'Atonement' and 'Man Up'. She also starred as Lady Prudence Shackleton in four episodes of 'Downton Abbey' and as Clementine Churchill in 'The Crown'.

The series also casts Alice Eve, Ella Purnell, Tara Fitzgerald ('Game of Thrones'), Richard Goulding ('The Windsors'), James Fleet ('Four Weddings and a Funeral' fame), Adam James ('Band of Brothers'), Paul Ritter ('Friday Night Dinner') and Saskia Reeves (best known for 'Luther') will also be starring in the series. 

Creators:

The limited series reunites the award-winning creative team behind 'Downton Abbey' with Julian Fellowes adapting his bestselling novel for the screen. Gareth Neame will serve as executive producer alongside Nigel Marchant, Liz Trubridge and Fellowes. John Alexander will direct all episodes with Colin Wratten producing.

Trailers:

The trailer to 'Belgravia' invites us into the lavish world of England's richest. "We chose a life of lies," Tamsin Greig's Anne Trenchard says in the trailer for the series. "Now those lies have returned to haunt us." Every character on the series seems to have hidden secrets. How will these secrets and lies from a long time ago affect their lives now?

You can watch the trailer here:



 

Where to watch:

Season 1 of 'Belgravia' will premiere on Epix on April 12, 2020. 

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