ITV has teased a first look at Joanne Froggatt in new domestic abuse thriller Angela Black.
The Downton Abbey actress stars as an apparently content suburban housewife – but all is not what it seems in the psychological drama with an epic revenge twist.
A first look of Joanne Frogatt as Angela BlackCredit: © TWO BROTHERS PICTURES Photographer: DES WILLIE
Teasing viewers with what’s to come in the new offering, Joanne can be seen looking thoughtful in the first look image.
Wearing what could be a dressing gown in a bedroom, a bandage is on her arm, covering up a wound.
Joanne, 40, stars as the titular character in the new ITV drama produced by award-winning production company Two Brothers Pictures (The Missing, Fleabag, Liar).
Written by Harry and Jack Williams, it follows the story of Angela who appears to be living a perfect life with her hard-working husband and two sons, but who is instead trapped in a cycle of domestic abuse.
The star plays an abused housewifeCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Games of Throne actor Michiel Huisman stars as the husband with a secretCredit: Getty – Contributor
Samuel Adewunmi also joins the cast of Angela BlackCredit: BBC
When a private investigator enters her life and dishes the dirt on her husband’s many secrets, she’s given an opportunity to escape.
But a stunned and horrified Angela wonders if she can trust this new man, and if she can really leave her life behind her – not to mention, relinquish her husband’s emotional and physical hold over her.
Games of Throne actor Michiel Huisman, 39, takes on the role of Angela’s charismatic husband Olivier.
The private investigator is played by rising star Samuel Adewunmi (The Last Tree).
Angela Black’s broadcast date to to be confirmed, but will air sometime in 2021.
It follows Joanne’s appearance earlier this year in the second season of ITV’s Liar.
Joanne recently had fans gripped as Laura in LiarCredit: Two Brothers
She’s also known for her role on Downtown AbbeyCredit: ITV
Joanne played Laura who was at the centre of a whodunit storyline surrounding the death of a rapist.
The story had viewers gripped and even after the killer was revealed in the finale, fans have been calling for a third series.
However, ITV are yet to confirm if there will be a season 3.
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