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New Worlds (Channel-4 2014, Joe Layton, James McArdle)



New Worlds

Period drama serial New Worlds was a sequel of sorts to 2008 drama The Devil’s Whore (also written by Peter Flannery) set in America and England in the 1860s. Charles II has now been King for 20 years but wants nothing more than to bring to heel the people who executed his father – he knows that puritan stronghold of Massachusetts in New England is where one of those responsible for regicide is now establishing a new ideal.

In the heart of all this Beth (daughter of Angelica from The Devil’s Whore) tangles with on the run outlaw Abe and in Massachusetts Ned Hawkins and Hope Russell are caught up in a Native American uprising.

production details
UK / Channel 4 / 4×60 minute episodes / Broadcast from Monday 7 April 2014

Writers: Peter Flannery, Martine Brant / Producer: Johann Knobel

Joe Dempsie as Ned
Jamie Dornan as Abe
Freya Mavor as Beth
Alice Englert as Hope
Eve Best as Angelica
James Cosmo as Goffe
Patrick Malahide as John Francis
Jeremy Northam as Charles II
Sean Baker as Pastor Russell
Morgan Jones as Timothy
Paul Hamilton as Zachariah
Sarah Finigan as Abigail
Niall Hayes as Benjamin
Pip Carter as Judge Jeffreys
Stanley Townsend as Col Thomas Blood
James McArdle as Will Blood
Holli Dempsey as Agnes
Malcolm Storry as Adam
Miranda Stewart as Barbara
Morfydd Clark as Amelia
Michael Fox as Luke
Joe Layton as Samuel
Michael Maloney as Hardwick
Andrew Woodall as Shaftesbury
Tom Payne as Monmouth
Phil Cheadle as Ralph
Guy Henry as Randolph



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