ITV starts Great Fire of London

ITV will recreate The Great Fire of London for a new four-part drama.

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The UK broadcaster has ordered the period drama from Ecosse Films, whose credits include Camelot and Mistresses, and writer Tom Bradbury.

Set in 1666, historical figures such as Thomas Farriner, Samuel Pepys and King Charles II will intertwine with fictional characters in a world where the rich have everything but the poor have nothing.

Unfolding over four consecutive days, the Great Fire engulfs London as loyalties and friendships are tested and the blaze becomes a catalyst for forbidden love, deceit and despair.

The Great Fire of London is the first commission from Steve November in his new role as ITV’s director of drama.

It is executive produced by Douglas Rae and Lucy Bedford for Ecosse Films and is set to go into production later this year.

Source: ITV