Belgravia fans react to the show's dramatic finale and talk has already turned to season 2

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

From Good Housekeeping

Julian Fellowes' new series Belgravia came to a dramatic conclusion last night (19 April) in its sixth episode.

After the revelation that Charles Pope (Jack Bardoe) was in fact the legitimate heir to the Brockenhurst title and fortune, he had a target on his back and John Bellasis (Adam James) lured him to the bank of the Thames in the dark of night with a plan of pushing him into the water and killing him.

That plan might possibly have worked out, had James and Oliver Trenchard (Philip Glenister and Richard Goulding) not come to the aid of their once-secret relative. All three were rescued, John fled and the episode ended with the happy and harmonious wedding of Charles and Lady Maria Gray (Ella Purnell).

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Viewers took to Twitter to react to the dramatic finale, with many feeling satisfied by the ending, while some felt it was slightly rushed.

Other viewers have also started speculating about a possible series two.

It seems those viewers could be disappointed, as Julian Fellowes has previously said Belgravia is a one series project. However, he and producer Gareth Neame didn't totally rule out the potential of more episodes when we interviewed them prior to the series airing.

“For me, this is a completed story. Although whenever I say this to any of the actors, they disagree with me violently so I'm not sure that we know the definitive answer to that really. We'll have to see if anyone wants any more,” Julian said.

“We were not looking to do the next Downton Abbey and we want this to do very well as a limited series. But you know, nothing is ever impossible,” Gareth added.

We'll have to wait and see...

Belgravia aired on ITV.

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