|While his fans are waiting for Julian Fellowes to finish shooting the movie version of Downton Abbey, and while we are waiting for the production on the small screen adaptation of his own Napoleonic wars set novel Belgravia to start in United Kingdom with Alice Eve as the lead, and while he is also preparing The Gilded Age epic TV saga at NBC, he has finished casting for another new period set television series of his, but this time something more for men! THE ENGLISH GAMEwill be a six part series set in the late 19th century and will describe how the world’s most popular sport of football crossed class lines and became a worldwide phenomenon despite its humble beginnings on the pitch at London’s Limes Field!|
|Edward Holcroft will lead The English Game|
To air sometime next year (2020) at Netflix, the series will have dashing Edward Holcroft (whom we watched in period set series Wolfhall, Gunpowder, Alias Grace and also as Ben Whishaw’s gay lover in London Spy) as the lead star of
|Craig Parkinson, Henry Lloyd Hughes and Kevin Guthrie|
the team which, back then, included both Etonians and factory workers! The cast also includes Craig Parkinson, Kevin Guthrie and Spanish Princess
|Gerard Kearns, Ben Batt and Daniel Ings will also star!|
herself Charlotte Hope! They will be joined by James Harkness, Jamestown’s Niamh Walsh and Ben Batt, Gerard Kearns, Daniel Ings, Les Miserables’ star Henry Lloyd Hughes, Kate Phillips and Downton Abbey‘s Joncie Elmore.