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Historical drama New Worlds hits TV screens tonight

By CitizenNews  |  Posted: April 01, 2014

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MAJOR new historical drama New Worlds is set to hit TV screens tonight in the first of a four part series.

Airing at 9pm on Channel 4, the drama is set in the turbulent 1680s and follows a set of young idealists on both sides of the Atlantic.

Featuring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey), Freya Mayor (Skins), Alice Englery (Beautiful Creatures) and Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones) it follows on from 2008 BAFTA-nominated series The Devil’s Whore.

Dornan, who played serial killer Paul Spector in BBC 2 series The Fall said the script first drew him to the


He said: “Essentially it was the script first, then the character that I felt I could play, felt intrigued by and would hopefully interest an audience, and then I hoped I would get on with the director and everyone else involved.

“On all these counts I have been so lucky with New Worlds. Peter Flannery and Martine Brant have worked so well together on this drama and I don’t think Peter has ever written a bad script so you know you are getting the best.

“I really enjoy good TV drama, I was gripped by Broadchurch and thought Southcliffe that Joe (Dempsie) is in was brilliant and I am a big Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development fan and more recently have been watching Homeland.

“We are so spoilt for choice with good television these days.

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