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Angela Black: take a first look at Joanne Froggatt’s new ITV psychological thriller

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Angela Black is the new 2021 drama from the people behind ITV’S Liar. Here’s everything we know about it so far, along with a first look at Joanne Froggatt in the lead role. 

With Downton Abbey and Liar under her belt, the chances are that any ITV drama involving Joanne Froggatt is going to be essential viewing. 

That’s why we’re excited about Froggatt’s new psychological thriller series, Angela Black, which is penned by Liar writers Harry and Jack Williams. 

And let’s face it, with this week’s news that we’re going into a third national lockdown, we need all the entertainment we can get in 2021

What is Angela Black about?

Described as “Hitchcockian” by ITV in a press statement, Angela Black follows the story of a woman whose suburban London life looks idyllic with her husband, Oliver, and their two sons. However, beneath this façade, Angela is actually the victim of domestic abuse. 

Angela is approached out of the blue by a private investigator called Ed, who spills Olivier’s darkest secrets. And 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 Olivier?” asks the show’s synopsis.

Angela’s life switches from school runs 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.  

Who stars in Angela Black?

Discussing the titular role, Froggatt said in a statement: “This important and timely story from the brilliant Harry and Jack Williams is like nothing I’ve read before. 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
Game of Thrones actor Michiel Huisman also stars in Angela.

Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones, The Haunting of Hill House) plays the role of Angela’s husband, while Samuel Adewunmi (The Hatton Garden Job, The Last Tree) stars as the enigmatic stranger, Ed.

The show’s writers, the Williams brothers, said: “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. This script is unlike anything we’ve written before - and there’s no one better than Craig [Viveiros] to bring this dark, Hitchcockian psychological thriller to life”

When is Angela Black out?

Although we don’t have a release date, Angela Black is set to hit our screens at some point in 2021.  

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Hollie Richardson

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