Video Interview with New Blood’s Jill Green & Anthony Horowitz

NEW YORK: TV Drama’s Kristin Brzoznowski talks to New Blood executive producer Jill Green and Anthony Horowitz, the show’s creator and writer, about how the series came about and landed at the BBC, as well as its fresh take on the crime drama genre.

The original British crime drama New Blood hit the air this past summer. The seven-hour investigative show was the first prime-time drama series to premiere exclusively on BBC iPlayer ahead of its transmission on BBC One. Thanks to the upcoming launch of the SVOD service BritBox, New Blood will soon be available in the U.S.

Produced by Eleventh Hour Films, New Blood was created and written by Anthony Horowitz. It is executive produced by Jill Green, founder and CEO of Eleventh Hour. After working with Green on the period drama Foyle’s War, Horowitz said the idea behind New Blood was to do “something that was more modern, younger and also pushed the envelope in investigative crime and thriller drama.”

The story follows two junior investigators, Stefan and Rash, who come together to take on a new breed of criminals, the uber-rich and powerful corporations, individuals and governments that hide behind legitimate facades. It stars newcomers Mark Strepan and Ben Tavassoli.