BBC One has announced a seven-part crime thriller, New Blood, created and written by Anthony Horowitz.
New Blood follows junior investigators Stefan and Rash, whose work for separate law enforcement divisions sees their paths cross on two seemingly unrelated cases. The pair come up against the uber rich and powerful – corporations, individuals, governments and the new breed of criminals who hide behind legitimate facades and are guarded by lawyers.
As their friendship solidifies across the series, they come to understand that by quietly pooling resources and combining their different skills they make a formidable crime solving force. And at the same time they might be able to help each other up the promotional ladder – if they don’t get themselves fired along the way
“For a long time I’ve been wondering how to take a fresh approach to crime drama and I hope that with New Blood I’ve succeeded. This is a show about the so-called Y generation – young people starting out in their careers, the powerless against the powerful. It’s so refreshing to be writing about two central characters who are still in their late twenties and 21st century London is the perfect setting. Ben Stephenson has been hugely supportive and I’m delighted to be back at the BBC.” – Anthony Horowitz
Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One said: “I’m thrilled to welcome Anthony Horowitz back to the BBC. In New Blood he has created a contemporary crime series that will take BBC One viewers into a modern and complex world, one that moves the genre into exciting new territory.”
Eleventh Hour Films will oversee production of the series which endeavours to show a unique side of modern London, through the eyes of two outsiders. The beeb will announce casting details in due course.