Last Night we had the great pleasure of joining Julian Fellowes in the Berkeley Ballroom for the launch of his latest project.
Julian Fellowes, actor, novelist, film director, screenwriter and creator and producer of Downton Abbey was in conversation with Jessica Fellowes, for his new episodic story launching in a ground-breaking new app.
BELGRAVIA is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London’s grandest postcode. The story behind the secret will be revealed in weekly bite-sized instalments complete with twists and turns and cliff-hanger endings that will be delivered directly to your mobile, tablet or desktop via a brand new app. You can read it, or listen to it, or jump between the two.
Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond’s now legendary ball, one family’s life will change for ever . . .
The app will be launched via this website in April 2016, with the first episode free to download. You’ll be able to subscribe to the full 11-episode weekly serial for £9.99/US$13.99 (both text and audio) or you can buy individual weekly episodes for £1.49/US$1.99 which will be delivered automatically to your device the moment they air every Friday. There will be extra material, videos and other bonus features hidden within each episode. If you would prefer to wait for the printed book, the £18.99/US$26.00 hardback will be published in June.
Julian Fellowes talks about his new project ‘Belgravia’