ITV has commissioned a two-part drama, Dark Angel, from Line of Duty makers World Productions, based on the extraordinary true story of the Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, played by Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt.
Dark Angel is written by Gwyneth Hughes (The Girl, Five Days) and will be directed by Emmy and BAFTA award-winner Brian Percival (Downton Abbey).
The drama is inspired by the book “Mary Ann Cotton: Britain’s First Female Serial Killer” by David Wilson, which is published by Waterside Press.
The drama is produced by Jake Lushington (The Bletchley Circle,The Devil’s Whore) and executive produced by Kirstie Macdonald(The Fear) and Simon Heath (Line of Duty, Code of a Killer) for World Productions.
Filming is due to begin in August in North Yorkshire and County Durham.