New Blood From Horowitz To Premiere On IPlayer

Anthony Horowitz’s (Foyle’s War) new seven-part crime series, New Blood, will become the first prime time drama to premiere on BBC iPlayer ahead of its transmission on BBC One.

Horowitz said in a BBC press release: “We have to recognise that young people don’t watch TV the way we did, and it’s very much in the spirit of New Blood that the show will premiere on iPlayer.”

“I couldn’t be happier that we’re going to be ‘out there’ on demand – it’s a great way to launch a show which is very much about the younger generation – before we settle into our seven-week, 9pm slot.”

New Blood will show a unique side of London through the eyes of two outsiders, Stefan and Rash, junior investigators for the Serious Fraud Office and the police respectively, who are brought together by two seemingly unrelated cases.

Stefan and Rash are opposites in almost every way, but what they do share are the same frustrations in life: underpaid, unappreciated and undermined. As their friendship grows, they realise that by pooling their skills they make a formidable team, and might be able to help each other up the promotional ladder if they don’t get fired first.

New Blood launches on iPlayer on 2nd June, followed by its network premiere on BBC One on 9th June.