Frannie Langton drama starts filming

ITV logo Filming is underway on an ITV adaptation of Sara Collins’ debut novel, The Confessions of Frannie Langton, from Doctor Foster producers Drama Republic. Greg Brenman exec produces.


The murder mystery novel is being adapted by the author as a four-part drama. It centres on Frannie Langton, a woman born into a life of slavery who is fighting to tell her own story. The novel won the Costa first novel award in 2019.  


Collins said at the time of the commissioning news: “For so long I've wondered why we never see period dramas featuring black protagonists that also happen to be 'whodunnits', love stories or juicy, addictive dramas, rather than stories of victimhood. 


“It's an absolute dream come true to be collaborating with Drama Republic and ITV on adapting Frannie for television, even more meaningful because I hope it will be all of those things, and because I know how powerful it is to see yourself represented on-screen in fresh stories that stamp all over stale old stereotypes.”


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