Sunday 22 April 2018

Horowitz pens New Blood crime drama

Foyle's War creator Anthony Horowitz is to write a new crime drama set in present-day London
Foyle's War creator Anthony Horowitz is to write a new crime drama set in present-day London

Foyle's War creator Anthony Horowitz is moving into modern times with a new crime drama set in present-day London.

The writer, currently working on a new James Bond novel, has signed up with the BBC for the show called New Blood.

The show, described as showing "modern London through the eyes of two outsiders", is about two young investigators brought together by two seemingly unrelated cases.

Horowitz, whose writing credits include Midsomer Murders, Robin Of Sherwood and the Alex Rider novels, said: "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."

The seven-part series will be shown on BBC One.

Horowitz called time on Foyle's War earlier this year after more than a decade, saying the ITV show had run its course.

Michael Kitchen played MI5 senior intelligence officer Christopher Foyle since the series began in 2002, taking in the Second World War and the Cold War along the way.

Press Association

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