ITV has commissioned new psychological thriller Angela Black, starring Joanne Froggatt (Liar), Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones) and Samuel Adewunmi (The Last Tree).
The Hitchcockian style thriller sees Joanne Froggatt play suburban London housewife Angela Black, who on the surface seems to have the perfect life.
Angela's life revolves around volunteering at a dogs home, caring for her two angelic sons and a marriage to a charismatic and hard-working husband Oliver (Michiel Huisman).
However, this perfect life is a lie, as Angela is a victim of domestic abuse and feels trapped in a situation she can’t escape.
Angela’s life is turned on its head when she meets Ed (Samuel Adewunmi), a private investigator who approaches her and divulges all of Oliver’s darkest secrets.
Armed with some unbelievable truths about who Oliver really is, Angela questions if she can really trust Ed and if she has what it takes to finally leave Oliver and escape a life of torment and abuse.
The six-part series is produced by Two Brothers Pictures and is written by Liar writers Harry and Jack Williams.
“I am honoured 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 Joanne Froggatt.
She added: “Angela is a complex and intriguing character and I hope audiences will be immediately drawn into her gripping, and sometimes heart-breaking journey, just as I was.”
Michiel Huisman commented: “I’m proud to be part of such a thrilling and clever story with so many twists and turns. I can’t wait to take on the role of Olivier and work alongside the incredibly talented Joanne and Samuel.”
Samuel Adewunmi said: “I always find myself drawn to characters like Ed when watching/reading dramas and it’s no different with Angela Black. That coupled with the opportunity to collaborate with Craig Viveiros (again) as well as Harry and Jack Williams on a compelling story like Angela Black is very exciting and fortuitous when considering the impact 2020 has had on all industries including film and TV. I feel blessed.”
Production on Angela Black has begun in London, adhering to TV and film production industry-wide health and safety guidelines.