ITV has revealed details of its latest foray into period drama, with a new four-part series about the Great Fire of London.
The drama, penned by ITV political editor Tom Bradby, promises to take an in-depth look at the 1666 disaster from the point of view of those caught up in it – featuring both real-life and fictional characters.
Among those featured will be diarist Samuel Pepys and King Charles II as well as Thomas Farriner – the man in whose Pudding Lane bakery the fire originated.
The series is expected to go into production later this year although a transmission date has not yet been confirmed.
ITV said that casting details would be revealed at a later date.
The Great Fire Of London occurred between September 2 and 5 1666, causing devastation as it swept across the capital.
Around 70,000 people were estimated to have lost their homes as a result of the blaze, which also destroyed St Paul’s Catherdral – although only six people are known to have died.
The fourth series of Downton is due to be screened later this year, while a second series of Mr Selfridge recently went into production