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Angela Black: Release date, cast, plot and latest news about ITV thriller

Everything we know about Angela Black, ITV's new thriller starring Joanne Froggatt.

Joanne Froggatt in Angela Black
Published: Monday, 4th October 2021 at 1:47 pm

Joanne Froggatt fans have been eagerly awaiting the Downton Abbey star's return to TV in new drama Angela Black – and now the ITV series has an official release date.

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Written by Baptiste's Harry and Jack Williams, Angela Black is landing on our screens this month, with Froggatt starring as a woman who appears to live a perfect life but is actually abused by her controlling husband Olivier (The Flight Attendant's Michiel Huisman) behind closed doors.

When private investigator Ed (The Hatton Garden Job's Samuel Adewunmi) confronts her with Olivier's deepest secrets, Angela decides that it is time to fight back against the monster in her home.

Here's everything we know so far about Angela Black and when it'll be premiering on ITV.

Angela Black release date

Angela Black will air on Sunday 10th October at 9pm on ITV.

The series will then air every Sunday up until 14th November.

Filming on the six-part series commenced in London back in October 2020.

Angela Black plot

Angela Black
ITV

From the outside, Angela's life is one to envy. She has a beautiful house, a handsome, hard-working husband (Olivier) and two wonderful sons, and spends her days volunteering at a dogs' home.

Behind closed doors, however, lies a different, much darker story: Angela has been a victim of domestic abuse for years and can see no way out of her tormented marriage.

That is, until a private investigator named Ed approaches her out of the blue with some shocking truths about her husband; information that leaves her reeling. In an instant, her life changes: but can she really trust Ed? Can she leave behind life as she knows it? And can Angela finally free herself from Olivier?

If you are up to date with the latest instalment, check out our Angela Black episode 2 questions.

Angela Black cast

After keeping fans utterly gripped in Liar, Joanne Froggatt is back for another dose of mind-bending drama as the lead in the Angela Black cast.

Speaking about her involvement in the project, she said: "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.

"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 stars as Angela's abusive husband, Olivier - though you may recognise him from Game of Thrones and his recent role as slain businessman Alex in The Flight Attendant. On his excitement to take on this more sinister role, Huisman commented: "I’m proud to be part of such a thrilling and clever story with so many twists and turns."

Samuel Adewunmi (The Hatton Garden Job, The Last Tree) plays private investigator Ed, a character he describes as one he "always finds [himself] drawn to".

Angela Black trailer

Angela Black
Joanne Froggatt in Angela Black ITV

ITV has released a trailer for Angela Black teasing Joanne Froggatt as Angela, a woman tormented by her secretly abusive husband Olivier (Michiel Huisman).

Angela Black will air on Sunday 10th October at 9pm on ITV. If you have now finished the series, you can read our Angela Black ending explainer.

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While you're waiting, take a look at our other Drama coverage, or find out what else is on with our TV Guide.

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