New India-set historical drama for ITV
|Yes, it's Kolkata. I haven't been to Delhi! (Yet…)|
The drama's centred around a British character, ex-soldier John Beecham, who arrives in Delhi with an 'olive skinned' child, so it looks like a lot of the drama will be around who the child's mother might be (interestingly, nowhere in ITV's press release does it state the child is Beecham's, though I think we're expected to assume that, presumably for a 'shock' revelation further down the line). Other characters, besides Beecham's staff, include a French mercenary, a smattering of other Brits, and a wealthy Indian family. There seem to be quite a few eligible young beauties in the character list, presumably to give Beecham a wealth of romance options.
Given my own family history I'll be interested to see this. Part of me would say, "Well, being ITV they're going to ramp up the sauce," but given the tale of my own scandalous half-Indian, half-British ancestress Eliza (story here) I don't think they'll go as far as I know people did go. WE SHALL SEE.
Will you be watching too?