New Worlds – Channel 4’s follow-up to the 2008 drama The Devil’s Whore – will premiere on Tuesday April 1st at 9pm, it has been announced.
New Worlds 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.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.