Spellbinding Psychological Thriller “Angela Black” to Premiere Exclusively on Spectrum





Spellbinding Psychological Thriller “Angela Black” to Premiere Exclusively on Spectrum on Monday, February 7
All six-episodes of the psychological thriller will drop in its entirety exclusively on Spectrum (available on-demand, free and without ads) on Monday, February 7.
[via press release from Spectrum]
SPELLBINDING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER “ANGELA BLACK” TO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVELY ON SPECTRUM ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7

SERIES STARS GOLDEN GLOBE(R)WINNER JOANNE FROGGATT AND IS WRITTEN BY EMMY(R) AND GOLDEN GLOBE(R)-WINNING PRODUCERS AND SCREENWRITERS, HARRY AND JACK WILLIAMS

Los Angeles, Calif. (January 20, 2022) – Angela Black’s life in London may seem like a dream, but in reality, she’s living in a nightmare and her attempt to escape unfolds in the limited series, ANGELA BLACK. All six-episodes of the psychological thriller will drop in its entirety exclusively on Spectrum (available on-demand, free and without ads) on Monday, February 7.

The drama is produced by multi-award-winning production company Two Brothers Pictures, in association with All3Media International, and written by renowned Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winning producers and screenwriters Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing, Fleabag). The series stars Golden Globe Winner(R) Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey), Michiel Huisman (The Flight Attendant) and BIFA(R)-award winner Samuel Adewunmi (The Last Tree).

“From the moment I first read Jack and Harry’s poignant and timely script, I was passionate about playing Angela. Not only have the William’s 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 US on Spectrum,” said series star, Joanne Froggatt.

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 façade 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.

ANGELA BLACK is a Two Brothers Pictures (an All3Media company) production, executive produced by award-winning writers Jack and Harry Williams (The Missing, Liar, The Widow) along with Two Brothers Pictures Head of Drama, Christopher Aird (Baptiste, Liar, Clique) and Sarah Hammond (Fleabag, Back to Life). Angela Black is produced by Natasha Romaniuk (Fleabag, The Spilt S2) and directed by Craig Viveiros (Rillington Place, And Then There Were None). Angela Black was commissioned in the UK by ITV and by Spectrum in the USA. The show is produced in association with All3Media International, the global partner on the drama handling international sales.

About Spectrum Originals

Spectrum Originals is a premier destination for premium original series available exclusively to Spectrum video subscribers on-demand and ad-free. Current originals available on the platform now include the Paramount Television Studios-produced drama, Joe Pickett, led by famed filmmakers John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, as well as the Michelle and Robert King- produced satirical drama, The Bite, two seasons of the Mark Strong-led thriller Temple popular limited series Mad About You, Manhunt: Deadly Games and Eden. Series currently in production for Spectrum include the recently announced limited series A Spy Among Friends starring Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winner Damian Lewis and Emmy(R) Award-winner Guy Pearce, George & Tammy starring Academy Award(R) nominees Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon who play the famed country music couple, Tammy Wynette and George Jones, and Beacon 23, a sci-fi thriller starring Lena Headey and Stephan James. Spectrum Originals is an initiative of Charter Communications. The service launched in 2019 with the Sony and Bruckheimer-produced drama L.A.’s Finest, starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. More information on Spectrum Originals can be found at http://press.spectrumoriginals.com/

About Charter

Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 31 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet(R), TV, Mobile and Voice.

For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business(R) delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach(R) delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage, sports and high-quality original programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks and Spectrum Originals. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.



ITV Commissions Psychological Thriller “Angela Black” Starring Joanne Froggatt





ITV Commissions Psychological Thriller “Angela Black” Starring Joanne Froggatt
Michiel Huisman and Samuel Adewunmi also star in the project, which will air on Spectrum Originals in the United States.
[via press release from ITV]
ITV commissions psychological thriller Angela Black starring Joanne Froggatt

ITV commissions Two Brothers Pictures’ new gripping psychological thriller Angela Black starring Golden Globe winner Joanne Froggatt

Michiel Huisman and Samuel Adewunmi confirmed alongside Joanne Froggatt as production commences in London

Acclaimed British actress Joanne Froggatt will return to ITV starring in its brand-new Hitchcockian thriller, Angela Black; a 6×60′ psychological drama produced by multi-award-winning production company Two Brothers Pictures, in association with all3media International, and written by BAFTA-nominated and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winning producers and screenwriters Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing, Liar, Fleabag).

Golden Globe(R) and BIFA-award winner and three times Emmy(R) nominated Joanne Froggatt (Liar, Downton Abbey) takes on the role of Angela, a suburban housewife whose seemingly perfect life isn’t all it appears to be. Also cast is Michiel Huisman (The Age of Adaline, Game of Thrones, The Haunting of Hill House) in the role of Angela’s husband Olivier, and BIFA-award winner Samuel Adewunmi (The Hatton Garden Job, The Last Tree, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man) who will star as enigmatic stranger, Ed.

Angela Black’s life appears idyllic: a lovely house in suburban London, days working as a volunteer at the dogs’ home, two wonderful sons and a charismatic, hard-working husband, Olivier (Michiel Huisman). However, beneath this façade of charmed domesticity, Angela is also the victim of domestic abuse.

Trapped in a relationship she cannot escape, Angela is approached out of the blue by Ed (Samuel Adewunmi), a private investigator, who spills Olivier’s darkest secrets. 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? With one encounter, Angela’s life switches from school runs and the dogs’ home 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.

Joanne Froggatt 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 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 added:

“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.”

The series been commissioned for ITV by Head of Drama, Polly Hill, who said:

“Angela Black is a gripping thriller from Jack and Harry Williams. They are masters of surprising storytelling and there are some wonderful twists in this compelling tale. I’m delighted they have written Angela Black for ITV and that Joanne Froggatt will play the lead character.”

Harry and Jack Williams, Writers and Managing Directors of Two Brothers Pictures added:

“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 to bring this dark, Hitchcockian psychological thriller to life”

“Angela Black is that rare series – a slick, twisty thriller that keeps us guessing, while also excavating the issues of control and manipulation,” said Katherine Pope head of Spectrum Originals. “I couldn’t imagine a better team with the Williams brothers at the helm and the brilliant Joanne Froggatt bringing ‘Angela’ to life. With the wildly talented Michiel Huisman and Samuel Adewunmi rounding out a stellar cast, this series will captivate audiences until the very end.”

Angela Black is filming in London and the surrounding area this month and will be adhering to the TV and film production industry-wide health and safety guidelines published in May, alongside the recent guidance developed by all UK broadcasters, the Association of Commercial Broadcasters and On-Demand Service (COBA) and Pact.

Angela Black is a Two Brothers Pictures (an all3media company) production, headed up by award-winning writers Jack and Harry Williams (The Missing, Liar, The Widow). With a reputation for creating powerful drama and compelling, insightful characters, Jack and Harry Williams will executive produce the series alongside Two Brothers Pictures Head of Drama, Christopher Aird (Baptiste, Liar, Clique) and Sarah Hammond (Fleabag, Back to Life). Angela Black will be produced by Natasha Romaniuk (Fleabag, The Spilt S2) and directed by Craig Viveiros (Rillington Place, And Then There Were None). Angela Black has been commissioning in the UK by ITV and by Spectrum in the USA. The show is produced in association with all3media International, the global partner on the drama handling international sales.

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Notes to Editors:

About Two Brothers Pictures:

Two Brothers Pictures was set up by BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated writer and producers Harry and Jack Williams in 2014. With the aim of producing quality scripted television in the UK and internationally, Two Brothers Pictures has quickly become one of the most exciting and successful production companies in the UK.

The London based independent, which joined the All3Media family in February 2017, has produced some of TVs best loved shows including Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning, modern, cult classic, Fleabag (for BBC Three and Amazon), much talked about drama Liar (ITV) and the hugely successful Baptiste (BBC One) both written by Harry and Jack Williams.

Focusing on original contemporary stories, the company also produced The Widow starring Kate Beckinsale (ITV and Amazon), ratings hit drama Cheat (ITV), ambitious international drama series Strangers (ITV and Amazon), Daisy Haggard’s “darkly comic gem”, Back To Life (BBC Three and BBC One) which has been commissioned for a second series.

About Spectrum Originals:

Spectrum Originals is a premier destination for premium original series available exclusively to Spectrum video subscribers On Demand and ad-free. This free service launched in Spring of 2019 with season one of “L.A.’s Finest” and is currently airing season two of the hit series starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. Additionally, on the platform is popular limited series “Mad About You,” “Manhunt: Deadly Games” and “Paradise Lost.” An initiative of Charter Communications, Spectrum Originals is the latest expansion of Charter’s market-leading video offerings, which include regional sports networks and its award-winning Spectrum News services. More information on Spectrum Originals can be found at http://press.spectrumoriginals.com/

About Charter:

Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 30 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet(R), TV, Mobile and Voice.

For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business(R) delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach(R) delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage, sports and high-quality original programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks and Spectrum Originals. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.