We all know that people are consuming their media in different ways these days, namely online. The BBC has been making its iPlayer service a go-to portal with plenty of exclusives recently (not least moving BBC3 there), and it has added to its first-watch slate with Anthony Horowitz’s new investigative drama, New Blood – the first primetime drama to debut on the player, the BBC says.
New Blood sets out to show a unique side of modern London through the eyes of two outsiders, Stefan and Rash, junior investigators for the Serious Fraud Office and the police, who are brought together by two seemingly unrelated cases.
The seven-part series 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.
Newcomers Mark Strepan (The Mill) and Ben Tavassoli (No Offence) are set to take the leads, although there’s no news on when New Blood will air.