Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes is very busy indeed at the moment. Not only has he penned new ITV series Belgravia, but he's written Netflix's The English Game, with both series set to air in 2020.
The six-part Netflix drama charts the origins of football and how those involved in its creation reached across the class divide to establish the game as the world's most popular sport.
The English Game: Who's in it?
The series will star Edward Holcroft (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Kevin Guthrie (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Dunkirk, Sunshine on Leith, The Terror), Charlotte Hope (The Spanish Princess, Les Misérables, Game of Thrones), Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Watership Down), James Harkness (The Victim, Macbeth, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Darkest Hour), Niamh Walsh (Jamestown, Jekyll & Hyde), and Gerard Kearns (The Mark of Cain, Looking For Eric, Last Kingdom, Shameless),
Also starring are Joncie Elmore (Downton Abbey, Shameless), Sam Keeley (Anthropoid), Daniel Ings (The Crown, Lovesick), Kate Dickie (Red Road, Prometheus), Henry Lloyd Hughes (Killing Eve, The Inbetweeners, Indian Summers), Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders, The Aftermath, The Crown), Ben Batt (Captain America: The First Avenger, Scott & Bailey), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Happy-Go-Lucky, The Death of Stalin), Harry Michell (Chubby Funny,Devils) and Anthony Andrews (The King’s Speech).
The English Game: What's it about?
At the minute, details are few and far between, but Netflix has shared some first-look pictures from filming.
The English Game: When's it on Netflix?
It's expected the show will hit Netflix in 2020. Watch this space for an air date.
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