Mark Addy and Anna Chancellor join ‘Foyle’s War’ writer’s new drama

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Further casting has been announced for BBC One’s new investigative drama, New Blood.

Created and written by Anthony Horowitz (Foyle’s War, Collision), the seven one-hour episodes will show “a unique side of modern London, through the eyes of two outsiders.”

Joining Mark Strepan (The Mill) and Ben Tavassoli (No Offence) are Mark Addy (Atlantis), Anna Chancellor (The Hour), Ariyon Bakare (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell), Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat), Mark Bonnar (Shetland), Aiysha Hart (Atlantis) and Dorian Lough (Peaky Blinders).

Mapp and Lucia Anna Chancellor

Anna Chancellor said: “It’s brilliant to be part of New Blood and to be playing the fierce Eleanor [Davies, Director of the Serious Fraud Office]. I’ve long admired Anthony Horowitz’s work and look forward to bringing his modern and exciting script to screen.”

Mark Addy added: “There’s nothing better than an Anthony Horowitz crime story, and New Blood had me hooked from the first read of the script. I’m looking forward to playing the rough and cynical character of [experienced police detective] Derek Sands.”

The official synopsis reads: “Brought together by two seemingly unrelated cases, Stefan and Rash will 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.”

New Blood Mark Strepan Ben Tavassoli

Writer Anthony Horowitz commented last year: “When I created a hero who was Polish/British and another who was Iranian/British, I never expected that we’d actually find the real thing but with Mark and Ben we’ve done exactly that. They really are the ‘new blood’ that the title promises and I’m confident that they’re going to make a wonderfully surprising and entertaining team.”

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