First-look clip: Joanne Froggatt in ITV drama Dark Angel

Joanne Froggatt & Jonas Armstrong discuss arsenic in new preview

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ITV has debuted an extended preview clip for new two-part drama, Dark Angel, starring Joanne Froggatt.

The drama is based on the extraordinary true story of Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, played by Froggatt. A loving wife and mother, newly returned to her native North East of England. But faced with abject poverty and an ailing husband, we see how ruthlessly determined she is to pursue her desires – and a better life …

In a time when society can’t fathom a female serial killer, Mary Ann’s poisonous methods leave no visible scars. Travelling around the North East, she insinuates herself into unsuspecting families, marrying and creating new families of her own – before killing them, taking their money and moving on.

The cast also features Alun Armstrong, Jonas ArmstrongLaura MorganSam HoareEmma Fielding and Penny Layden.

Dark Angel will air on ITV in the coming months.

Watch the clip below…