Cable network Spectrum has released the trailer for its latest original series, a British import called Angela Black starring former Downton Abbey award-winner Joanne Froggatt.
Like many former residents of Downton, Froggat has had a booked and busy resume since the doors of Highclere Castle closed. From her role as a female serial murderer in Dark Angel to turns in domestic thriller Liar and dystopian climate change drama The Commons, her range is clearly broad and her choices deeply interesting. Now in Angela Black, she plays the eponymous desperate to escape an abusive relationship and the question is: How far will she go to get out?
The six-part series also stars Game of Thrones alum Michiel Huisman, who plays Angela's husband, Olivier, and The Last Tree's Samuel Adewunmi who plays a private detective who upends her world when he informs her that her husband isn't the man he seems to be.
A co-production between Spectrum Originals and British network ITV, Angela Black initially aired across the pond last October. All six episodes are written by Harry and Jack Williams, co-founders of Two Brothers Pictures, the company behind shows like Fleabag and Back to Life.
“From the moment I first read Jack and Harry’s poignant and timely script, I was passionate about playing Angela,” Froggatt said in a statement. “Not only have the Williams brothers written a brilliant, edge of your seat thriller but also a story with so much heart that I know will connect with many. I feel very honored to have played Angela and I’m thrilled to be able to share Angela Black with viewers in the U.S. on Spectrum.”
Watch the trailer for Angela Black below.
The synopsis of the series reads as follows.
"Angela’s life appears idyllic: a lovely house in suburban London, days working volunteer shifts at a dog shelter, two beautiful sons and a charming, hard-working husband – Olivier. However, beneath this facade of charmed domesticity, Angela is a victim of domestic violence. Olivier is controlling and brutal; but Angela loves him and he’s the father of her children. She covers her bruises with make-up and fabricates lies to explain away her missing teeth. Until, one day, Angela is approached by Ed – a Private Investigator - and he smashes her already strained domestic life to pieces. Ed reveals Olivier’s deepest secrets to Angela, and she is faced with horrifying truths about her husband and his betrayals being forced to take matters into her own hands."
All six episodes of Angela Black will drop on February 7 on Spectrum.