FIRST LOOK The Confessions of Frannie Langton

ITVX has released eight first look images from their new four-part drama, The Confessions of Frannie Langton.


The series has been adapted by author and writer Sara Collins from her breath-taking debut novel of the same name and stars Karla-Simone Spence in the lead role of Frannie Langton.


The drama’s young protagonist has been born into a life of slavery and is fighting to tell her own story. She is joined by Sophie Cookson as Madame Marguerite Benham and Patrick Martins as Olaudah “Laddie” Cambridge in the murder mystery drama.


Also starring in the historically authentic adaptation is Stephen Campbell Moore as a renowned scientist and husband to Madame, George Benham. Steven Mackintosh as John Langton and Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn as Sal are joining him.



Set against the dazzling opulence of Georgian London, 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…


The Confessions of Frannie Langton was filmed on location in Yorkshire and has been produced by Carol Harding, directed by Andrea Harkin and executive produced by Greg Brenman, Rebecca de Souza and Sara Collins.


The Confessions of Frannie Langton will stream later this year on ITVX