ITV’s two-part drama Dark Angel, which is based on the true story of Victorian era serial killer Mary Ann Cotton, will premiere on Monday October 31st at 9pm, it has been announced.
Dark Angel follows Mary Ann Cotton who is a very female serial killer, a poisoner whose methods leave no visible scars, allowing her tally of victims to mount unsuspected by a Victorian society unable to conceive of a woman capable of such terrible crimes. 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 two-part drama, based on the book Mary Ann Cotton: Britain’s First Female Serial Killer by David Wilson, was penned by The Girl scribe Gwyneth Hughes. Line Of Duty indie World Productions produced the drama with a cast that inlcudes Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey), Alun Armstrong (New Tricks), Laura Morgan (The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher), Jonas Armstrong (Robin Hood), Sam Hoare (Life in Squares) Emma Fielding (DCI Banks) and Penny Layden (Call The Midwife). Downton Abbey helmer Brian Percival directed, while Simon Heath and Kirstie Macdonald served as executive producers.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.