Amazon subscribers can now discover the Belgravia series, the new series from Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey). We present it to you!
What is it about ?
On the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, the bourgeois Trenchard family participated in the ball given by the Countess of Richmond. During this evening, a series of events is triggered which will have repercussions decades later.
Actor, director, screenwriter, writer… Julian Fellowes is a jack-of-all-trades passionate about period films and series. He knows history, customs and traditions and draws inspiration from them in his writings.
With Belgravia, which Prime Video subscribers can discover from today, he takes us from Brussels to London to follow the story of a broken family in the heart of the 19th century. The showrunner is adapting the novel he himself wrote in 2016 for the screen.
As for Downton Abbey, his most awarded series and which is presented as his big sister, Fellowes delivers a production of crazy elegance, between sets, music, lines and acting. Everything is calibrated to the millimeter.
Admittedly its actors – Philip Glenister, Tamsin Greig, Alice Eve, Ella Purnell to name a few – are not the most famous but Belgravia shines by its composition and its emotion. We talk about the nobility and its rules but also about the master / servant relationship …
It takes up the codes of historical drama based on a few real facts, from the Battle of Waterloo to the birth of theafternoon tea. But more than a historical series, it tells us above all a human story, or how a decision taken 26 years earlier will have consequences for many families.
With its 6 episodes of 45 minutes, Belgravia has everything to please fans of the genre.