Entourage star Jeremy Piven is to head the cast of ITV’s Mr Selfridge, a new drama about American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, founder of the famous department store.
The 10-part drama is set in London in 1909, at a time when women were revelling in a new sense of freedom and modernity. Seeking to indulge, empower and celebrate these women, Selfridge opened the doors of his lavish department store.
Based upon the book Shopping, Seduction and Mr Selfridge by author Lindy Woodhead, the drama has been created by Andrew Davies who heads up the writing team.
ITV says the show features “a rich cast of fictional characters to fall in love with, whose fortunes are all interlinked with his own extraordinary story.”
Starring alongside Piven is former Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly, Frances O’Connor as Selfridge’s wife and Trystan Gravelle.
ITV’s Director of Television, Peter Fincham says: “The story of Harry Selfridge and how he transformed the world of retail is fantastically rich territory. Andrew Davies and the team have created a compelling and entertaining series that is part family saga and part workplace drama.”