Thursday, October 8, 2020

Spectrum and ITV Partner on Drama 'Angela Black' Starring Joanne Froggatt

Spectrum and ITV are partnering on the original drama series Angela Black starring Joanne Froggatt. Production will begin shortly on the 6-episode season in London.

Angela Black's (Froggatt) life appears idyllic: a lovely house in suburban London, days working as a volunteer at the dogs' home, two wonderful sons and a charismatic, hard-working husband. However, beneath this facade of charmed domesticity, she is also the victim of domestic abuse. Trapped in a relationship she cannot escape, Angela is approached out of the blue by Ed, a private investigator, who spills Oliver's darkest secrets. When faced with some horrifying truths about her husband, a stunned Angela is left reeling. Can she really trust Ed? Can she leave behind her life as she knows it and finally free herself from Oliver? With one encounter, Angela's life switches from school runs and the dogs' home to private detectives and buried secrets as she risks everything she holds dear to fight back against the man who has suppressed and tormented her for most of her life.

Michiel Huisman and Samuel Adewunmi will co-star.

Harry and Jack Williams created the drama, with Craig Viveiros set to direct. Two Brothers Pictures will produce.

"I am honored to be working with Two Brothers Pictures again and this important and timely story from the brilliant Harry and Jack Williams is like nothing I've read before," said Froggatt. "Angela is a complex and intriguing character and I hope audiences will be immediately drawn into her gripping, and sometimes heartbreaking journey, just as I was."

"We are thrilled to be working again with the brilliantly talented Joanne, and to have her joined by such amazing actors as Michiel and Samuel is more than we could have hoped for," added Harry and Jack Williams. "This script is unlike anything we've written before - and there's no one better than Craig to bring this dark, Hitchcockian psychological thriller to life."