Joanne Froggatt Serial Killer Drama ‘Dark Angel’ to Premiere on Masterpiece in May

Joanne Froggatt as Mary Cotton in "Dark Angel" (Photo: : Courtesy of Justin Slee/World Productions and MASTERPIECE)

The only truly great thing to come from the end of Downton Abbey is watching the popular period drama’s cast members move on to new projects. Michelle Dockery is busy playing a con artist on TNT’s Good Behavior. Dan Stevens is a powerful mutant on FX’s X-men drama Legion. Lily James played Cinderella, Natasha Rostova in War and Peace and a zombie-fighting version of Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet.

Now it’s Joanne Froggatt’s turn. Froggatt, who played long-suffering ladies’ maid Anna Bates on Downton, has a new drama coming to Masterpiece this spring. And her role couldn’t be more different than sweet Anna Bates. She’s starring in Dark Angel, a drama that tells the story of infamous Victorian poisoner Mary Cotton. The series will premiere as part of the spring Masterpiece lineup, on Sunday, May 21st.

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Season 6, Episode 1

The Midwives are back circa 1962. (Photo: Courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2016)

Welcome back to Call the Midwife Season 6!

Rest assured there's going to be a measure of heartbreak and hardship in store for us in the months ahead. So grab a cocktail of your choice (Grasshopper or Brandy Alexander with condensed milk for a velvety, luxurious taste, anyone?) and if you're feeling the 1962 vibe, let's review the highs and lows of this week's Call the Midwife episode.

'The White Princess' Comes to Starz This April

Jodie Comer and Michelle Fairley in "The White Princess". (Photo: Starz)

After what feels an amount of time possible equal to the length of the actual Wars of the Roses, the highly anticipated sequel to popular period drama The White Queen is finally about to hit our televisions. The White Princess’ reign will officially begin on cable network Starz on Sunday, April 16.

The series will continue the story of author Philippa Gregory’s Cousins War series of novels, which depicts England’s Wars of the Roses from the perspective of the women involved.

Filming is Officially Under Way on 'Doc Martin' Season 8

Martin Clunes as Doc Martin (Photo: ITV)

Good news, Doc Martin fans! After months of speculation and discussion about the future of the show, filming has officially started on the next season.

ITV announced that star Martin Clunes and the rest of the Doc Martin crew have returned to Cornwall to start production on Season 8. The real-life town of Port Isaac stands in for the fictional village of Portwenn, and watching the series film has become something of a pastime there for locals and visitors alike. 

Get Your First Look at 'Call the Midwife' Season 6

Spring is almost here – which means it’s just about time for a brand new season of popular period drama Call the Midwife!

The new season premiered in the U.K in early January, and will begin its U.S. run on April 2. It will run on local PBS stations around the country through May 21. It’ll be paired with the final season of period drama Home Fires for a night of solid television all around.

'Home Fires'' Final Season Comes to Masterpiece This April

The women of "Home Fires" Season 2 (Photo: Courtesy of ITV Studios and MASTERPIECE)

The second season of female-led drama Home Fires will finally screen in America this spring! Season 2 will air on PBS’ Masterpiece beginning Sunday, April 2 at 9pm. It’ll be paired with the new season of period drama Call the Midwife.

The series stars Samantha Bond and Francesa Annis as the leaders of a group of Women’s Institute members in a rural Cheshire community during World War II. Season 2 is set during the summer of 1940 and the village of Great Paxton is caught up in the Battle of Britain. Two weeks after the defeat at Dunkirk, with the German army advancing though France, Britain braces itself for invasion. The women must all rely on each other and their friendships forged in their community to survive what is to come.

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