New Worlds tells the story of four characters: Beth, Abe, Ned, and Hope; Beth and Abe in England and Ned and Hope in America. During a time of religious persecution in England and British tyranny in America (1680s), these four individuals get caught up in the fight for liberty and justice. They also get caught up in falling in love.

After Charles II (played by the always amazing Jeremy Northam) returns to power, Beth’s family is in danger. He believes there was a Popish plot to murder him, and Beth’s family just so happens to secretly be Catholic. With Beth’s mother Angelica once a radical, the crown will do anything to prove she’s guilty of treason including placing a spy in their midst.