ITV Orders Gurinder Chadha’s ‘Beecham House’; Period Drama To Be Set In India

Deadline | 3/20/2018 | Nancy Tartaglione
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ITV has ordered India-set drama Beecham House from Bend It Like Beckham filmmaker Gurinder Chadha and her Bend It TV. The six-part series takes place on the cusp of 19th century in Delhi, following the fortunes of the residents of the titular mansion. Written by Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges, Shahrukh Husain and Victor Levin (Mad Men, Mad About You), it will be filmed in India during the fall of this year for air in 2019.

The story begins as handsome and soulful former soldier, John Beecham, has acquired the house to start a new life for his family and a business as a trader. Wealthy and distinguished, John has witnessed profiteering and exploitation during his time with the controlling East India Company and appears haunted by his past. Determined to escape that life, he sets his sights on becoming an honorable member of the region’s trading community.

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But in the glorious setting of Beecham House, John’s life remains shrouded in mystery. His arrival provokes speculation and gossip amongst the servants and despite filling his residence with relatives and friends, Beecham’s house still has...
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