New Worlds

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  • 2014
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.2  (1,358)

New Worlds is a historical drama series that takes place in the 17th century, following the lives of a group of individuals caught up in the turmoil of the English Civil War and the aftermath of the Cromwellian regime. The show is a sequel to the acclaimed 2008 mini-series The Devil's Whore.

The plot is set in both England and America where we have four intertwined characters, who are all seeking justice and freedom in their own way. The main protagonist is Ned (Jamie Dornan), a young man who returns to England from the war and discovers that his father has been executed as a Royalist. He then vows to avenge his death.

On the other hand, we have Hope (Alice Englert), who is Ned's childhood sweetheart, and who has fled to America with her Quaker father (Joe Dempsie) to escape persecution for their beliefs. Over time, they become embroiled in the politics of the New World as it is being colonized by the English. They seek to establish their new community with strict adherence to Quakerism principles.

Then, we have Abe (Freya Mavor), a young girl who is the daughter of leading Puritans who are hellbent on ridding society of sin. Not content with their views, she searches for ways to rebel against their ideology and find her own path in life.

Lastly, we have the enigmatic and powerful William Goffe (Jeremy Northam), a regicide who fled to America after the Restoration of the monarchy. He is on the run from the Royalist authorities, and his presence in the show adds an element of political and historical authenticity to the show.

The main theme of the show is freedom- the freedom from tyranny, the freedom of religion, and the freedom to be who you are. It also highlights the power of love and how it can transcend even the most tumultuous of times.

Fans of historical dramas will appreciate the attention to detail in the set design, costumes, and dialogue. The show manages to create a sense of authenticity that transports the viewer back in time.

However, the show is not without its flaws. Some of the plotlines feel a bit contrived, with certain characters relying too heavily on coincidence to advance their storyline. At times, the show can feel a bit slow, with too much emphasis on characters’ internal struggles instead of external action.

Despite these flaws, New Worlds is an engaging and entertaining show that will appeal to fans of the genre. The characters are well-drawn and portrayed, and the storyline manages to weave together multiple plotlines without becoming too convoluted.

In conclusion, if you are a fan of historical drama or are interested in the time period depicted in the show, New Worlds is worth checking out. While it may not be perfect, it manages to capture the spirit and the struggles of the time and present it in a compelling and entertaining way.

New Worlds is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on April 1, 2014.

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Where to Watch New Worlds
New Worlds is available for streaming on the Acorn TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch New Worlds on demand at Google Play, Hoopla, Apple TV and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    April 1, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (1,358)