First Look: BBC’s New Blood

New Blood

New Blood is a bold and surprising seven-part investigative drama created and written by bestselling author and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz for BBC One.

New Blood sets out to show a unique side of modern London through the eyes of two outsiders – Stefan (Mark Strepan) and Rash (Ben Tavassoli), junior investigators for the Serious Fraud Office and the police respectively – brought together by two seemingly unrelated cases. Stefan and Rash are opposites in almost every way. What they do share are the same frustrations with life – they’re both underpaid, unappreciated and undermined. Lumbered with huge university loans, they can’t afford to buy a house and have little or no job security.

The drama will see Stefan and Rash 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 is cemented 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.

Horowitz says, ‘It’s a young, fast-paced adventure series – and I’d like to think that there’s nothing on television quite like it at the moment…After fifteen years of the Second World War in Foyle’s War, I wanted to do something more modern and a little faster on its feet. I wondered if it was possible to look at the crime, investigative genre and find a way to shake it up a bit.’

The first episode of New Blood airs on Thursday 9th June at 9pm on BBC One. Watch the trailer below now…

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