The Confessions of Frankie Langton, which premiered to UK audiences last December, is now going to be available for U.S. audiences on BritBox soon.
Adapted from a novel by Sara Collins, the period drama enlists the author as the writer and executive producer.
Carol Harding serves as producer while Andrea Harkin is the director. Greg Brenman and Rebecca de Souza serve as executive producers. BritBox premieres the series stateside on March 8.
Here’s the official description:
The Confessions of Frannie Langton narrates Frannie’s journey from a Jamaican plantation to the grand Mayfair mansion of celebrated scientist George Benham and his exquisitely beautiful wife: Madame Marguerite Benham. In a misguided and monstrous gesture, Frannie is gifted to Benham by the man who owns her, John Langton, and she is employed as a maid in the household, much to her chagrin.
As the plot twists and turns, events take a fateful turn as the Benhams are found murdered in their beds, with Frannie lying next to Marguerite. Frannie is accused of murder but swears that she couldn’t possibly have killed her mistress because she was devoted to her. Dragged away to prison, Frannie attempts to piece together the events of that night. She is deep into a laudanum addiction and unclear about precisely what happened.
Karla-Simone Spence stars as Frannie Langton, “the drama’s young protagonist born into a life of slavery who is fighting to tell her own story.” Sophie Cookson stars Madame Marguerite Benham, Patrick Martins is Olaudah “Laddie” Cambridge and Stephen Campbell Moore rounds out the cast. The series was filmed on location in Yorkshire, England.
Watch the trailer below: