A New Period Drama Called Beecham House Is Heading to PBS

Caroline Hallemann
Photo credit: Courtesy of PBS

From Town & Country

Masterpiece, the channel known for hits like Downton Abbey, Victoria, and World on Fire, is adding another period drama to its lineup. Later this summer, PBS will air British drama Beecham House.

“I haven’t seen a series as visually sumptuous as Beecham House in a long time. This is a new time and place for our audience...India in 1795, before the Raj," says Rebecca Eaton Masterpiece executive producer at large. "There is love and passion, too, and a storyline full of deepening mystery."

Here's what else we know about the show so far:

Much like Downton Abbey, the show centers around the inhabitants of a mansion, albeit one in Delhi, before British rule.

Beecham House was created by Gurinder Chadha, who known for films such as Bend It Like Beckham and Bride & Prejudice, and in total, it will be a six-part miniseries. Initially, the show was produced for ITV in the UK.

Tom Bateman (Vanity Fair) will star as John Beecham, a "soulful, enigmatic former soldier" who owns the titular house.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Masterpiece PBS

The cast also features Downton Abbey alum Lesly Nicol. Other actors involved in the series include Gregory Fitoussi (Mr. Selfridge), Adil Ray (Citizen Khan), Pallavi Sharda (Lion), Dakota Blue Richards (Endeavour), Leo Suter (Victoria), Bessie Carter (Howard’s End), Viveik Kalra (Blinded By The Light), and Marc Warren (Band of Brothers).

It will premiere on June 14.

Tune in at 10 p.m./9 p.m. central.

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