Channel 4′s ‘The Devil’s Whore’ Follow-Up ‘New Worlds’ Adds To Cast

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EXCLUSIVE: Channel 4′s upcoming four-part drama New Worlds, which is a follow up to the broadcaster’s 2008 drama The Devil’s Whore, is adding to its cast.

I’ve learned that newcomer Morfydd Clark, Amy Marston (Rome) and Malcolm Storry (The Making of a Lady) have all landed roles on the four-parter. They join previously announced main cast members Eve Best (Nurse Jackie), Jamie Dornan (The Fall), Freya Mavor (Skins), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) and Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones). Production on New Worlds started last month, with the drama expected to air on Channel 4 in early 2014.

A follow-up to the 2008 drama The Devil’s Whore, New World was penned by Peter Flannery & Martine Brant and is described as a gripping story of love and loss and the human price paid for the freedoms we enjoy today which spans two continents and the period up to the Glorious Revolution. The drama follows Angelica, now Countess of Abingdon, in the 1680s. The restored Monarchy of Charles II has betrayed its promise of tolerance and reverted to tyranny with the likes of Torture, show trials, summary executions. At Fanshawe House, we rejoin Angelica (Eve Best) from The Devil’s Whore, now Countess of Abingdon, striving to protect her daughter Beth (Freya Mavor) from a country yet again on the brink of chaos. But when Abe (Jamie Dornan) – outlaw and idealist – breaks into Beth’s sheltered world he jolts her into consciousness and asks her if she can standby as the liberties won with her father’s Civil War blood are destroyed? Meanwhile in New England the colonists struggle throw off the distant but steely control of the English Crown and Hope (Alice Englert) and Ned (Joe Dempsie) find themselves on the brutal frontline. The drama is being produced by Company Pictures with Johann Knobel serving as the producer. The executive producers are Peter Flannery, Martine Brant and John Yorke. Run helmer Charles Martin is attached to direct.

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