ITV Unveils The Confessions of Frannie Langton Cast


The Confessions of Frannie Langton, a four-part period drama coming to ITV, is set to star Karla-Simone Spence (Blue Story, Wannabe) in the titular role.

Produced by Drama Republic and adapted by author Sara Collins from her debut novel of the same name, the series sees Frannie, who is born into a life of slavery, fight to tell her own story. Sophie Cookson (The Trial of Christine Keeler) and Patrick Martins (Redemption) star alongside Spence in The Confessions of Frannie Langton.

The cast also features Stephen Campbell Moore (War of The Worlds, The One), Steven MacIntosh (Rocketman, Wanderlust) and Henry Pettigrew (The Danish Girl, The Aftermath).

Set in Georgian London, The Confessions of Frannie Langton narrates Frannie’s journey from a Jamaican plantation to the Mayfair mansion of celebrated scientist George Benham and his wife, Madame Marguerite Benham. In a misguided and monstrous gesture, Frannie is gifted to Benham by the man who owns her. When the Benhams are found murdered in their beds, Frannie is accused of the crime. Not only does Frannie have no recollection of the events, she can’t fathom having killed her mistress, to whom she was devoted.

All3Media International acts as global partner for The Confessions of Frannie Langton, coordinating the drama’s international distribution.

Drama Republic’s Greg Brenman and Rebecca de Souza said: “Sara Collins’s stunning adaptation of her own novel has attracted the most wonderful cast. We are thrilled to be working with an ensemble of established, emerging and brand-new talent. And with the brilliant Andrea Harkin directing, we couldn’t be happier.”

Collins added: “So many authors write with their dream cast in mind, so I was delighted at our table read to discover that ITV and the producers and director had assembled mine! This is an electric cast, and I can’t wait to see their work. Every moment of watching them prepare their performances has been wonderful.”

Spence commented: “It’s an absolute honor and dream to bring to life the intelligent, forward-thinking, resilient woman that is Frannie Langton. Her journey truly is extraordinary, and that’s all thanks to Sara Collins’s incredible writing of three-dimensional women. I hold Frannie dear to my heart, and I’m really looking forward to unleashing her with Andrea Harkin and our talented cast.”

Cookson said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining The Confessions of Frannie Langton. Sara Collins has written an evocative, haunting script with complex, multi-faceted women at its heart. I’m delighted to be working with Andrea Harkin again and an incredibly talented group of creatives.”