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The Devil's Whore sequel, New World, headed for Channel 4

Story by Jack Foley

A SEQUEL to acclaimed TV mini-series The Devil’s Whore is headed to Channel 4.

Entitled New World, the new series will be set in the 1680s, with action taking place on both sides of the Atlantic.

It will follows a series of historic events as seen through the eyes of an aristocratic woman named Angelica, to be played by Andrea Riseborough, who by now is the Countess of Abingdon, as well as her daughter Beth.

The restored monarchy of Charles II is creating tyranny in the UK, while across the Atlantic, New England colonists are struggling under the control of the English crown.

To protect her daughter, Angelica sends Beth to seek a new life across the sea but finds herself torn between love and the ideals for which her mother stood, and her father died.

The four part series is being co-written by Peter Flannery, who also created Our Friends in the North, and Martine Brant.

Its illustrious predecessor, The Devil’s Whore, was set during the 17th-Century English Civil War and starred Riseborough, along with Michael Fassbender, John Simm, Dominic West and Peter Capaldi. It was nominated for a BAFTA in 2008.

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