Confirmed: Foyle’s War to Return for a New Series!

Good news for British mystery fans today – Acorn Media, ITV and Eleventh Hour Films have confirmed that detective drama Foyle’s War is set to return in 2013 with three new two-hour episodes.

Michael Kitchen will return as Christopher Foyle and writer Anthony Horowitz is also back on board. Also expected to return to the series is co-star Honeysuckle Weeks, who plays Samantha Stewart.

Click through for some early details on the plot of the new Foyle’s War episodes, which will take Foyle and his story into the post-World War II era. 

Series 8 will be set during the early period after the Second World War, with Foyle – in his new job as a Senior Intelligence Officer - focusing his attention on the world of espionage as he gathers secret intelligence in support of Britain’s security, defense and the government’s foreign and economic policies.

Per the press release, the stories will range from Foyle identifying highly placed atomic spies to a true story of government corruption.  A world of transition where the values and certainties of the war have given way to austerity, exhaustion and doubts about the direction the new government is taking.

“It’s great to be wanted and a pleasure to be back,” said Kitchen.

Foyle’s War is currently slated to go into production this September, with new episodes to air sometime in 2013. Once when know more details – including when we could expect to see Series 8 in America, we’ll let you know.

Source: ITV Press Office and Broadway World